The Magnificence Of High Performance Blenders

by Louis Fernandez

There is nothing new about high-powered blenders. Some companies have been making them for well over 30 years. Back then, they were advertised as having more use and durability than regular blenders, and many of them were even sold for commercial use.

People interested in eating more healthily have long known about the benefits of such blenders, and those in the raw food movement have really enjoyed them. We can not go into all the benefits of that kind of eating here, but we do have to accept that the more natural our food is, the better it is going to serve our bodies.

Everybody knows that eating fresh fruits and veggies will give you the vitamins and minerals you need to keep your body in prime function. Some studies even claim that just chewing these foods is enough to negate over half the calories you get from them.

Chewing starts the first phase of our digestive process because it signals to the stomach that it needs to produce the solution that will break down the food we ingest. That means that the vitamins in the apple or carrot can be utilized. However, that is just to get things going and is not always necessary once digestion has started.

The cell walls that are present in plant-based foods are made up mostly of cellulose, which is a carbohydrate. The human body is unable to break down cellulose because it does not have the proper enzymes. This is why the chewing process is so important to the digestive process. Once the food reaches the stomach, a lot of the energy our bodies get from the food that was eaten is used to digest it.

This is one way owning a high-powered blender can really contribute to your health. When you blend your foods at high speeds, it breaks down the cells in the food, leaving your body less work to do. That way, your body has more energy for all the other things it has to do on a daily basis, such as fighting disease.

Even though plants contain many nutrients, sometimes we don't get to absorb them because they are hidden in the less desirable parts of the fruit, like the seeds or the skin. These nutrients are known as phytonutrients, and it's a lot easier to consume them if you have a high-powered blender that can rupture cells.

Phytonutrients are said to fight diseases like cancer and diabetes, and even osteoporosis. Because these nutrients are contained in parts of the food we can't normally digest, a high-powered blender comes in handy. With just over 1 horsepower, a blender can shatter the cells of your food and deliver you more nutrients than you would have had just eating it whole. Increased blending power increases the amount of nutrients released as more cells are able to be ruptured. The health benefits of owning one of these machines are superb.

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