Smoothies are probably the best way to consume several super foods at once. Pineapples and ginger work so well together, that you will be surprised by their effect. Smoothies are the way to go, especially if you don’t have much time to cook healthy meals. You get fresh and powerful ingredients that bring your health to a higher level while “killing” your pain. You can’t even ask for more. Ginger is an incredible ingredient. It may have a strong taste, but works well in so many dishes.
Farnoosh Brock, author of the Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease and Live long explains that fresh juices are Mother Nature’s way to show you the most natural way to heal and cleanse the body while making you a whole.
How often do you drink juices? Juicing helps you consume different fruits and veggies at the same time. Smoothies made from fruits and vegetables can help you relieve pain and inflammation.
We give you a nice recipe, and you better try it today.
- ½ Pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 head of Romaine lettuce
- a handful of cilantro
- ginger (a thumb-sized chunk)
Let’s go through the ingredients and their health benefits:
Pineapple boosts immunity, and strengthens bones. It is also essential for vision, and contains enzymes that relieve pain.
San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores notes that pineapples has great benefits that go even beyond their brilliant anatomy. They are packed with manganese which is of utmost importance for antioxidant defense. Thiamine is a type of B vitamin that boosts energy.
Celery reduces inflammation and promotes liver health. Nutrients in celery promote healthy weight loss process, enhances digestion and acts as an antibacterial agent.
According to a study released in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, celery can reduce inflammatory markers thanks to a molecule called apigenin. Apigenin is essential for proper immune functions.
Romaine lettuce is great for those trying to lose weight. It enhances the function of your digestive tract, and increases the strength of your muscles and bones. Romaine lettuce boosts immunity and improves the cardiovascular health.
Natalie Butler, a registered dietitian, notes that Romaine lettuce offers 8 calories and 1-2 grams of carbs per cup. It doesn’t contain much fiber, but is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Romaine lettuce is low in sodium but rich in vitamins C, K and folate. Beta-carotene in this lettuce turns into vitamin A in your body.
Cilantro soothes skin inflammation and lowers cholesterol levels. This herb helps in cases of diarrhea. Cilantro regulates blood pressure, prevents anemia, enhances digestion, strengthens bones and provides anti-allergic properties.
Megan Ware, a registered dietitian, notes that plant foods such cilantro reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even death. They make your skin and hair healthy and strong, increase energy and help you regulate weight.
The aromatic rhizome relieves nausea and pain. It reduces inflammatory markers, enhances respiratory function, stimulates appetite, strengthens heart and relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
Studies have shown that ginger contains unique compounds and metabolites that prevent and relieve many diseases. Gingerols and shogaols are really effective, as confirmed by researchers.
This five-ingredient smoothie is effective in the treatment of pain and inflammation thanks to the ingredients it is made from. Each of these ingredients has anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s not forget that this drink is great for improving the immune function, especially in the season of colds and flu.
Romaine lettuce is packed with vitamins and nutrients, and you can also add it to your daily menu.
Extra tip: Pineapple has tough and fibrous texture, and it may have difficulties juicing it. Remove the skin and chunk it up before juicing it.