First off, I think Green Smoothies didn't get the recognition they deserve yet because of all of the smvms out in the market. Plus, with the hectic lifestyles most of us lead these days, it's a lot easier to swallow a pill. One question that pops up frequently is this. Do the smvms actually give you the amount of vitamins and minerals found in plant foods? I feel they don't! It's been proven, many of the smvms aren't readily absorbed in the body, they are just excreted through the colon and urine. With so many different types of smvms in the market place today, claiming to deliver the highest amount of the daily vitamin and mineral recommendation, It can be very difficult to figure out which is best for you. But with plants, such as leafy greens blended to make a green smoothie, the choice is simple. Right? Absolutely! There's no guessing at all. All in all, without that even said, I have my definite doubts with smvms in providing the benefits you can reap from leafy greens.
I primarily feel this way because our bodies weren't designed to supplement the all natural and delicious health benefits of leafy greens, which is the main ingredient in Green Smoothies.
My first instinct is totally against any smvms. Anything manufactured in a laboratory by man can't replace the benefits of what mother nature had intended for our bodies. Combining the rainbow of vegetables and fruit and drinking them in a smoothie is what mother nature wanted us to enjoy, not a smvms pill you take from a jar.
My second concern regarding Green Smoothies vs. smvms, do we really know the true affects of smvms in the long run. I truly doubt it! Perhaps they won't have any negative affects, but there again, do they have any positive impact on our health? Especially, as stated earlier, if they aren't readily absorbed in the body, what real benefit do we actually get? Very little in my opinion!
Below is a chart where I compared Green Smoothies with synthetic man made vitamin and mineral supplements(smvms). Take a look at the chart and decide what you would prefer.
- Plant derived, 100% all natural
- Grows in soil, absorbs the vitamins and minerals from the earth.
- Contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals mother nature had intended for us.
- Plant rich foods are easily absorbed in your body.
- Petroleum based made from crude oil or coal tar, and contains hydrogenated sugars.
- Made in laboratories and are chemically stimulated.
- Don't contain all of the trace elements or enzymes plants produce.
- Approximately 10% is absorbed in the body and 90% passes through the colon or urine.
Here is also a great source to https://www.heartpioneers.com/best-synthetic-urine-brands/ educate you more on the benefits of plant based foods and all of their essential nutrients, which all can be easily blended into a green smoothie.