Nutrition for Lowering Inflammation

Video by Dr. Justin Thompson

Lets face it, getting all your fruits and veggies in during the day can be hard when we look at the current state of American supermarkets and the culture around food. As I tell my patients in East Dallas, proper nutrition is essential to lowering inflammation and living pain free. We want our bodies fueled properly in order to heal and function as best they can. This super simple smoothie recipe is a great way to kickstart your day or refuel after a workout? Look no further than this delicious Frozen Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie! Packed with antioxidants, potassium, and healthy fats, this creamy concoction is as nutritious as it is delicious. Simply blend together frozen blueberries, banana, and avocado with your choice of liquid (try almond milk for a creamy texture or coconut water for a tropical twist), and voila! You’ve got yourself a vibrant purple potion that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body from the inside out. Enjoy this smoothie as a breakfast boost or a post-workout refresher for a tasty way to fuel your day! Eating well is actually easier than you think!

Research

“The incorporation of banana in the recipes of many food products improves the total dietary fiber, resistant starch, total starch and some essential minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium).”

“Resistant starch present in banana is suitable for the diet of heart patients and diabetic people, owing to its hypocholesterolemic action and positive effects in the human intestine.”

“Antioxidant compounds of fruits reduces risk of neurodegenerative disorders, retards aging process and helps in lowering the incidence of degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, arteriosclerosis, inflammation, arthritis, cancer and brain dysfunction”

“Dopamine, ascorbic acid and other antioxidants present in banana reduce the plasma oxidative stress and enhance the resistance to oxidative modification of low density lipoproteins”

“Banana fruit has antibacterial activity  due to the presence of ß-sitosterol, malic acid, 1,2-hydroxystrearic acid and succinic acid. Antimicrobial activityof banana has been explored by many medicine practitioners in healthcare systems for the treatment of bacterial infections.”

“Eating banana in a diet lowers fasting blood glucose  and LDL-cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol ratio. Feeding rats with dietary fiber of banana pulp has reduced the levels of fasting blood glucose and concentration of liver glycogen”

Recipe
  • 1-2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1 frozen organic avocado
  • 1-3 cups of water or coconut milk (varies based on desired consistency and sweetness)
  • Daily dose of essential nutrients
  • 1 dose of your favorite protein powder (optional)
Resources

Balwinder Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Amritpal Kaur, Narpinder Singh,

Bioactive compounds in banana and their associated health benefits – A review,

Food Chemistry, Volume 206, 2016, Pages 1-11, ISSN 0308-8146, doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.03.033 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616303831)

C.V. Borges, V.B. de Oliveira Amorim, F. Ramlov, C.A. da Silva Ledo, M. Donato, M. Maraschin, E.P. Amorim Characterisation of metabolic profile of banana genotypes, aiming at biofortified Musa spp. Cultivars Food Chemistry, 145 (2014), pp. 496-504

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When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our East Dallas Doctors, located in Lakewood at the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy.