It is so easy to assume that your stomach issues are just something that you may have to live with for the rest of your life, but it’s not normal to get periodically sick or not use the restroom regularly, and it may stem back to the health of your gut.
Some ways to know if you may have an unhealthy gut are:
- Upset stomach
- Irregularity with bowel movement
- Autoimmune or skin irritation
- Mood issues
It took me years to finally take my gut health seriously. I thought periodically getting sick after a heavy meal was completely normal and something that I would just have to be prepared for any given day. It got to the point that when I was hugging the toilet at my own engagement party, I finally said enough was enough and went to my health care provider. I personally suffer from gluten sensitivity and leaky gut, but millions of Americans deal with digestive health problems.
Regulating our gut is essential for a healthy body and mind and starting your morning with the right meal is the perfect way to do so.
This smoothie is the perfect way to optimize your digestive health. Each one of its ingredients is optimal for a healthy digestive ecosystem. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, restorative sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.
This Smoothie Includes:
Bananas: Bananas are a low-fructose fiber-rich fruit that contains inulin, a substance that stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Kefir: Probiotics such as Kefir can help restore the balance of friendly bacteria in your gut.
Spirulina: Spirulina contains chlorophyll which regularizes the digestive system and eases the passage of waste. It helps to stimulate good bacteria in your gut and boost your body's ability to absorb nutrients.
Papaya: Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that aids digestion; in fact, it can be used as a meat tenderizer. Papaya is also high in fiber and water content, which helps prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
½ a frozen banana
1 cup of flavored Kefir yogurt**
½ cup of chopped papaya
1 scoop of Triquetra Health Organic Spirulina
½ cup of your favorite milk or nut milk
** You can also add your favorite protein powder to make this a complete meal.
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
**Kefir is a probiotic and can cause loose stool. If you are concerned with this, start with two tablespoons and the rest a non dairy milk then work up to more every day.