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5 AMAZING THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SMOOTHIES

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Smoothies are quite the thing right now!

Celebrities are sharing their secret recipe (Blake Lively and her beet detoxifying smoothie, Gwyneth Paltrow and her peachy protein smoothie and many many others!).

We’ve also seen some of our friends posting pictures of these healthy beverages on social medias. You can order them at any trendy coffeeshop…

We won’t lie; we think it’s good news!

Sure, smoothies help reduce cravings and improve hydration.

But that’s not all! Did you know that smoothie can also :

1. GIVE A HEALTHY GLOW

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Depending on what you decide to put in your smoothie, it can help you have a nicer and fresher skin tone. Add some mango, orange, pumpkin or carrot to your blend: they are full of carotenoids which play a role in skin’s condition.

2. HELP WITH IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

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And many other digestive problems, actually! You see: as smoothies are liquid, they make it easier for your body to break down the nutrients of the veggies and fruits they contain and to digest. Also ingredients such as spinach, kale, celery, carrots, strawberries and blueberries are full of alkaline which help reduce the discomfort of acid reflux.

3. PROMOTE FIBERS’ CONSUMPTION

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With all the fruits and veggies they contain, smoothies are a really good source of fiber and help you consume the 25 grams to 30 grams that are recommended daily. And why are fibers are so important for your body? They help digestion, control blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Where can you find them? In many many fruits and veggies. To name a few: avocado, dattes, apples, berries, pears…

4. DIVERSIFY YOUR NUTRIENTS’ INTAKE

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The more varieties of (organic) veggies and fruits you put in your smoothie, the more nutritious it gets and the more it can help your body get rid of some toxins that your liver and/or blood might have accumulated. Learn more about papayas, beets or garlic for example; you’ll be surprised by their numerous virtues!

5. REDUCE RISKS OF DIABETES

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Studies have shown that smoothies can help prevent Type 2 diabetes, especially when you add leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, sprouts, etc.) to your mixture.

Now we get why drinking smoothies is kind of a big deal. We can’t wait to activate the blender and make some!

But hey! Don’t forget: smoothies can quickly become too sugary and high-calorie when you add sweet things like sorbet, sweetened juice or sweetened yogurt. Keep it simple, organic and natural. Your body will be happy!

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By Cloé Lachapelle

references:
https://easyhealthysmoothie.com/benefits-drinking-healthy-smoothies/
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-fruit-smoothies-6124.html
http://www.eatingwell.com/article/276763/health-benefits-of-juicing-vs-smoothies/
https://www.brit.co/celebrity-smoothie-recipes/
https://www.livescience.com/52487-carotenoids.html

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ALL FOR MELONS – FIRST EDITION 🍉

‘’Gen, that is just pure sexism.”

… Is what one of my friends said to me, in shock, when I told her how, in an important meeting, a potential investor had asked my male partner (in front of me): “Is Gen any good?”

It’s also worth noting he never once looked at me when I was trying to speak and never bothered asking me if “my male partner was any good” either.

When my friend called it sexism, it felt heavy and unreal. Unfortunately, what was once heavy and unreal would soon become familiar. That anecdote is just one of many.

The truth is, even in Canada, gender inequality remains a troubling issue.

Did you know that :

  • On average, women who work full time earn 74 cents for every dollar earned by men?
  • Women only hold 8% of the highest-paid positions in Canada’s top 100 listed companies?
  • Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16?

Sadly, I’m not alone in my experiences and women around the globe suffer from worst things on a daily basis.

In hopes of making a difference by contributing in the best way we know how, we’re launching the #AllForMelons campaign.

For every bottle of MELON & HONEY sold and every t-shirt sold, Dose will give part of the proceeds to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. It’s a foundation that empowers women and helps them break free of violence and poverty, and find their way toward confidence and leadership.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate women, to celebrate ourselves!

I want to celebrate our strength so we can acknowledge that achieving our goals is possible. I also want to celebrate our weaknesses so we can accept that no one is perfect… yes, even that person you put on a pedestal, they have weaknesses too. 😉

I want us to reach out when we need strength and I want us to share our strength when we feel empowered.

Here’s why I am asking you today to join us and help us make a difference because, at the end of the day, we are all in this together and it is a beautiful thing.

Thank you.

Gen, co-founder

Learn more about the campaign: https://melon.dosejuice.ca/allformelons/fr