Smoothie to Soothe and Heal the Intestines

· January 29, 2016
The ingredients in this smoothie all have anti-inflammatory properties that also help strengthen the immune and digestive systems to optimize their performance.

Your intestines play a major role in the body because they are the route by which toxins are removed. They also regulate several vital functions that guarantee good health. That’s why it needs all the help we can give it, and in today’s article we bring you a nutrient-packed smoothie to help heal the intestines.

Health experts agree that the origins of most major diseases include having a poor diet, poor bowel function, and the resultant accumulation of toxins.

Leading a sedentary lifestyle and having a poor diet can overburden your intestines. This is because you’re not providing them with enough nutrients to digest food thoroughly. As a result, this will interfere with your body’s metabolic processes.

If your intestines are inflamed, weak, or filled with accumulated toxins, then the health of your entire digestive system is at risk. Your body cannot absorb the nutrients it needs, thus causing your immune system to weaken. As a result, this may lead to other chronic diseases and disorders.

That’s why it’s important to support healthy bowel function. You should be giving your body the nutrients it needs to prevent inflammation and keep the intestines working perfectly.

A special smoothie to heal the intestines

To fight inflammation as well as soothe and heal your intestines, it’s important to change the bad habits you may have. You should adopt a healthy routine that incorporates good nutrition and plenty of exercise.

But in addition to this, you can also do other little things to help optimize the function of your bowels, and therefore improve your overall health. This refreshing, anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe combines the properties of various fruits and spices, and creates a beverage that has strong healing powers for your digestive system.

To better understand its overall benefits, let’s start by explaining the properties of each ingredient.

Mango

Cut mango and papaya with grapes
Thanks to their high content of quercetin and isoquercetin, mangos pack in some serious antioxidants that can help protect your body against colon cancer.

Mango also contains a good amount of vitamins A and C. In addition to that, it contains carotenoids that strengthen your immune system and fight inflammation.

Papaya

One of the main properties of papaya is its high concentration of the enzymes known as papain and chymopapain. These are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that also accelerate healing.

Papaya also contains vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, which can play an additional role in reducing inflammation.

Ginger

Gingerol is the active compound that gives ginger its signature spicy flavor. It makes this root herb one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory products available.

Want to know more? Check out: Ginger Remedy for Joint Pain

Turmeric

Turmeric root and ground turmeric
The active ingredient in turmeric is known as curcumin. This is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that can help soothe various parts of the body. As if that weren’t enough, turmeric also has properties that can slow or prevent the development of tumors and other related issues.

Cinnamon

Several studies have shown that cinnamon reduces the levels of cytokines (inflammatory regulatory molecules) in the body.

Probiotics

Close up of probiotics
This is the name that’s been given to the “good” bacteria that help regulate your intestinal flora. When you consume probiotics every day it can help restore your body’s healthy balance of intestinal bacteria.

Glutamine

This is an amino acid that contributes to the health of important bodily systems – including your digestive and immune systems. Glutamine helps to heal the intestines, repairing damage and supporting the growth of intestinal mucous.

Please read: How to Fight Indigestion and Bloating

How do you make this smoothie?

Mango smoothie and cut mango
This is an easy recipe to prepare and it’s also a healthy way to repair and heal your intestines without causing any negative side effects.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar-free flaxseed milk
  • ½ cup of frozen mango
  • Half a cup of fresh papaya
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 inch section of fresh ginger root
  • ½ inch section of fresh turmeric root
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
  • A tablespoon of powdered L-glutamine
  • ¼ teaspoon of probiotic powder

Preparation

  • Firstly, pour the flaxseed milk into a blender, and then add the remaining ingredients.
  • After that, process all ingredients for a few minutes until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  • In this instance, you don’t need a powerful blender because no processing of nuts or seeds is required.
  • When it’s ready, drink this smoothie while it’s cold so that the concentrated benefits aren’t lost.
  • It’s ideal to drink this on an empty stomach or as a substitute for your normal breakfast.