Most diseases have their origin in inflammation. Most of the inflammation comes from our diet and our intestines. For this reason, the first step to help re-establish health is to change your diet and heal your intestine, and what better option than an anti-inflammatory and intestinal repair shake.
Ingredients for an anti-inflammatory and gut repair smoothie
This is a shake that is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can also heal leaky gut at the same time.
Mango is a natural anti-inflammatory that has various antioxidant compounds such as quercetin and isoquercetin, which help protect the body against colon cancer. It’s also packed with vitamin A, C, and many different carotenoids that help boost the immune system and is an excellent anti-inflammatory and gut repairer, so don’t forget to include it in your smoothies.
The Papaya has several proteolytic enzymes (protein digesting) calls papain and chymopapain which are anti-inflammatory and improve healing. It is also high in vitamins C, E, and beta-carotenes, which are good at reducing inflammation.
Ginger has high levels of gingerol, which gives it its natural spicy flavor, since it acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body, therefore it cannot be missing in your smoothies or your preparations to accompany its effects that act as a repair of the intestine.
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family that contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Yes, turmeric has anti-bacteria and anti-fungal properties as well.
Cinnamon has been shown in studies to reduce the levels of cytokines (inflammatory regulatory molecules) in the body. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are powerful anti-inflammatory aids.
The use of probiotics as anti-inflammatories
Probiotics are the “good” friendly bacteria that help us break down and digest food. They help keep the gut under control and prevent the overgrowth of “bad” bacteria. Taking a highly concentrated dose (25–100 billion units a day) of probiotics on a daily basis can help restore the healthy balance of bacteria in your gut.
It is an amino acid that is essential for the well-being of our digestive and immune systems. Glutamine is ideal for repairing damage to the intestine, helping the intestinal mucosa to grow back and repair itself, undoing the damage caused by leaky gut. 3–5 grams per day are recommended.
Recipe for the best anti-inflammatory smoothie
· 1 ½ cups unsweetened flax milk See: How to make a slurry with flaxseed or flax seeds
· ½ cup frozen mango
· ½ cup of fresh papaya
· ¼ cups walnuts
· ½ inch fresh ginger root
· ½ inch fresh turmeric root
· ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 tablespoon chia seeds
· 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
· 1 tablespoon of L-glutamine powder *
· ¼ teaspoon probiotic powder *
Place the flax milk in the blender and then add the rest of the ingredients. If you have a good powerful blender, you won’t need to grind the nuts or seeds first. If you don’t have a powerful blender, it is recommended to grind the nuts and seeds in a coffee grinder before putting them in the blender.
- You can make the smoothie without them if you wish. The use of all organic ingredients is also recommended if possible. Makes a large glass.