6 Smoothie ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits

6 Smoothie ingredients with anti-inflammatory benefits

The list of anti-inflammatory and super foods is long.  Below are six anti-inflammatory ingredients that are the perfect addition to your morning smoothie.

I love to start my day with a smoothie.  I can pack lots of healthy ingredients into one easy-to-go meal.  And there are so many great recipes out there from fellow bloggers like @BeWellByKelly.  Here are six of the top anti-inflammatory ingredients you should be adding to your daily smoothie ingredient rotation:

  1. Grapes.  Key anti-inflammatory ingredient Resveratrol is proving to help with age related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  2. Cherries.  Both the sweet and tart kind.  Added benefit is cherries help with sleep!

  3. Turmeric.  Seems to provide relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s and stomach ulcers.

  4. Chia seeds.  In addition to the anti-inflammatory benefits, they are a good source of energy.

  5. Ginger.  Showing promise for those that struggle with migraines and arthritis, ginger pairs very well with orange.

  6. Blueberries/Wild berries. – Small in size but rich in antioxidants, they are often touted as a superfood.

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?

And if you love sugary drinks, read this to learn why you should make the switch to smoothies and healthy alternatives!

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