Do you want to see and feel results in your digestion? Add these 5 ingredients to your smoothie!
Why a smoothie? Smoothies are a delicious way to get a source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. Eating a large bowl of fruit can be overwhelming to some people, toss that fruit into a blender and it is much easier to consume the whole thing! As well, adding these ingredients into your smoothie is a extremely easy way to make sure your getting your daily dose of nutritious foods.
5 ingredients to add to your smoothie for better digestion!
Natural Yogurt or Kefir Yogurt and kefir are excellent sources of good bacteria. (Lactic bacteria) Replenishing your belly with good bacteria everyday will help kill off the bad bacteria and prevent it from coming back! Lactic bacteria improves digestion, gas, constipation and diarrhea. Hemp Hearts Hemp hearts are super nutritious and are loaded with omegas and protein! Hemp hearts are very easy to digest which will cause no bloating or gas, they have a nutty taste and will blend perfectly with your smoothie. Hemp hearts also may help reduce sugar and starchy food cravings. Fiber Fiber is essential for people wanting to loose weight or for those who are looking for overall improvement in their digestion. Fiber has many benefits... it will increase bowel health and help raise metabolism, provide relief for gas, bloating, indigestion and constipation as well with helping those who are wanting to achieve weight loss. Avoid pysllium as a fiber supplement it is known to increase gas, bloating and indigestion in some people. (Try ground flax) *Drink 8 glasses of pure water a day while taking fiber supplement. Fish Oils Fish oils are "essential fatty acids" (DHA & ALA). Essential means our bodies cannot produce them, they are found in some plants, fish and meat. Essential fatty acids (EFA's) are seriously lacking in the North American diet. EFA's are known to speed up the metabolism in those who are overweight or obese. Consuming to many trans fats can displace EFA's, so try to avoid all those deep fried crunchy foods! *Start with 1 teaspoon a day. Do not start with a large amount. Chia Seeds Chia seeds are an excellent source of micro-minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. Protein is the building blocks for our DNA, it is absolutely necessary to get a good amount of protein daily. Protein also is one of the best nutrients for weight loss.