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Reasons to Choose Smoothies

Sugar and Caffeine vs. Fruit and Vegetables

Every day in an typical American high school, students walk into the building with fancy coffees, sodas and Rockstar and Monster drinks. Buffalo High School is no different. Often starting the day with an overload of caffeine, artificial coloring and sugar, students may be wired and awake, but not prepared to learn or focus.  


In fact, recent studies show that energy drinks can have long term negative health effects on young people.  

  • Large amounts of caffeine may cause serious heart and blood vessel problems such as heart rhythm disturbances and increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Caffeine also may harm a teenagers still-developing cardiovascular and nervous systems. 
  • Caffeine use may also be associated with anxiety, sleep problems, digestive problems, and dehydration.
  • Excessive energy drink consumption may disrupt teens’ sleep patterns and may be associated with increased risk-taking behavior.
  • A single 16-oz. container of an energy drink may contain 54 to 62 grams of added sugar; this exceeds the maximum amount of added sugars recommended for an entire day. (National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health -NCCIH)


Our mission is to provide an alternative to BHS students and staff. There are so many reasons to choose a smoothie...


 

  1. Get your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. Meet your body’s daily nutritional needs.
  2. Quick and easy and affordable..
  3. Maintaining a healthy weight
  4. Improved digestion.
  5. Delicious. 
  6. Detox. Give your digestive system a break while adding detoxifying ingredients like greens, coconut milk or water, easily digested whey protein, antioxidant rich berries.
  7. Build muscle and improve athletic performance. Provide your body with the nutrients it needs to excel during athletic competition, and recover and rebuild after working out. .
  8. Reach your own personal health goals. Tailor your smoothies to meet your desired health goals.
  9. Healthier skin, nails and hair
  10. Healthy eating education. By learning what constitutes a healthy smoothie, you’ll also educate yourself on what comprises a healthy diet. .
  11. Strengthen your immune system.  Reduce the number of times you get sick (if at all) and lesson the severity by empowering your immune system.
  12. Deeper sleep. Improving your health by consuming healthy smoothies almost always results in better sleep at night.
  13. Meal flexibility. You can consume a smoothie at any meal, not just breakfast. 
  14. Energy. Supply your body with the right fuel for more energy in the short and long term.
  15. Reduce cravings for filler foods- teens are hungry!
  16. Brain boost. Give your brain all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to improve your mental clarity, focus, and memory. Say goodbye to brain fog.
  17. Safe/Healthy Ingredients. Most importantly, there are no hidden ingredients in our smoothies. They have natural sugars from the fruit or local honey, the nutrients are not fake and come from blended fruits and vegetables, they contain soluble protein, are calcium rich and are made fresh when ordered. 

Resources: 

"Energy Drinks." NCCIH. 2014. Web 12 September 2018.


"21 Reasons to Consume Healthy Smoothies." Healthy Smoothie. , 2018. Web. 16 Sept. 2018.


"Is There Such A Thing as a Healthy Energy Drink?" Healthline. 2018. 





 


 


Green Smoothies are  packed with nutrition

Green Smoothies are packed with nutrition