Dr. Ed Lieskovan, a professor of clinical pharmacy at USC, has a lot of sympathy for people who are trying to change their diet.
"Everybody's running around so blood crazy these days just trying to make ends meet and keep up with their responsibilities," he
"And unless you're one of these Hollywood actors or actresses that does a movie and then spends nine months working out and sitting on the beach with a private chef, it's very difficult to make major modifications in your diet."
, who developed natural nutritional supplements to make Robeks smoothies even more nutritious and filling, shared five reasons why smoothies are a good choice for people trying to improve their diets:
• You can eat healthy, fast.
Americans know they need to eat healthier foods, but life gets busy and convenience is key when mealtime rolls around.
says that smoothies help him keep his
diet healthy even when he
is in a hurry.
• They satisfy your appetite.
admits that fruit and vegetables alone, mainly comprised of fiber and water, won't always keep hunger at bay.
Robeks' protein supplements can be added to make a smoothie extremely filling.
The protein alters the digestion process, adds very few calories and doesn't change the smoothies' taste.
• You can tailor the nutrition.
One of the amazing things about smoothies is the ability to add fiber, protein, or other powdered supplements.
"It's one of the things that makes Robeks
not just a smoothie bar, but a real health-oriented business," Lieskovan
says of the supplements.
Mix the Fiberbek nutritional supplement into a smoothie and you've mixed in as much fiber as you'd get in two slices of wheat bread.
You'd never know it from the taste.
• You can shrink your waistline.
"Obviously we have an enormous health problem in the U.S.
There simply is no way we can continue to exploit all the wonderful medical technologies we have on every person in every situation," Lieskovan
says of the obesity epidemic.
"We've really got to get back to the basic idea that we can reduce the incidence of chronic diseases through dietary intervention.
What we feel we can do is give people, in a very friendly and easy to use form, a tremendous amount of health benefits."
• It's healthy food that you can enjoy.
likes to talk about the "kid test" when it comes to nutrition.