Probiotic smoothie

Probiotic smoothie

  • A probiotic smoothie to boost your immune system and feed your gut.
  • What are probiotics? “Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in the human gut”, states Dr. Oz . These good bacteria have shown benefits in weight loss and even help boost the immune system, but the most potent benefits of probiotics are in the area of gastrointestinal health.
  • 80% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract, making a healthy gut a major focal point if you want to achieve optimal health,” states Dr. Mercola.
  • This smoothie is packed with ingredients that will help keep your gut happy.
  • Almonds:
  • According to a study published in the journal Anaerobe, almond skins help promote good bacteria in the gut.
  • Apple cider vinegar:
  • Because it is made with fermented apples, it includes pectin, which encourages the growth of probiotics.
  • Bananas:
  • These tasty tropical fruits are called “prebiotics” because they nourish good bacteria (probiotics) in the gut.
  • Blueberries:
  • The fiber in blueberries helps counteract intestinal diseases and promote good bacteria.
  • Spinach:
  • Like all the foods on this list, spinach is a prebiotic and promotes healthy bacteria in the body.
  • Process the following ingredients in a blender:
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Make sure ingredients are organic.
  • Enjoy!
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • Probiotics may aid in weight loss.  
  • Friendly bugs can help fight your cold. 
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  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. “3-Day Jumpstart Cleanse Kit.” The Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz Show, 29 Apr. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  • 2. “Fact Sheet: Probiotics.” The Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz Show, 06 Sept. 2012. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  • 3. Mercola, Joseph, DO. “How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health.” Mercola.com. Mercola.com, 27 June 2012. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  • 4. “Prebiotic Effects of Almonds and Almond Skins on Intestinal Microbiota in Healthy Adult Humans.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. Anaerobe, 03 Dec. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
  • 5. CFT, Rhonda Alexander MS MA. “Is Apple Cider Vinegar a Probiotic?LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.

 

 

 

 

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