Research results: Green Smoothies Change Lives [part 1 of 2]
The results of my poll of 175 green smoothie drinkers yielded some interesting results that suggest quite definitively that it’s a 10-minute habit worth adopting!
The vast majority, or 97 percent, said green smoothies noticeably improved their health or quality of life.
Only 18.5 percent had uncomfortable, short-term cleansing reactions. The following symptoms were reported:
Lethargy or weakness
Mucous in the back of the throat
Very exciting to me is the fact that 84 percent of those drinking green smoothies are so enthusiastic about the positive health benefits that they’ve taught others about the habit!
These are the positive health effects people experience, listed in order of their frequency among the research respondents:
85.4 percent experience more energy.
79.2 percent experience improved digestion (more regular and/or complete bowel movements, no straining, soft/formed stool, etc.).
65 percent experience fewer cravings for sweets and processed foods.
52.3 percent experience a more positive, stable mood.
51 percent experience an improvement in skin tone, or fewer blemishes.
50 percent experience weight loss. The average reported pounds lost is 17.3 lbs.!
(Keep in mind when considering this very impressive statistic that some of the respondents had been drinking green smoothies only 30 days, and some of them did not have any weight to lose.)
48.5 percent experience an increased desire to exercise.
44.6 percent experience improved sleep (need less of it, decreased insomnia, more alert in the mornings, etc.).
41.5 percent feel less stressed out.
40 percent experience blood sugar stabilization.
39 percent experience people telling them they look better.
35 percent say their fingernails are stronger or grow faster.
26 percent say their hair is shinier or their dandruff gone.
18.5 percent experience a decrease in PMS symptoms. (Consider that some of the respondents in the survey are not females of menstruating age.)
17 percent report an improved sex drive.
More data tomorrow.