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3 At Home Smoothie Recipes to Fight Inflammation (1 is Keto Friendly)

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3 At Home Smoothie Recipes to Fight Inflammation (1 is Keto Friendly) – Thomas DeLauer

Smoothie #1 – Digestive Inflammation:
1 cup of almond Milk
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tbsp of coconut cream
4 mint leaves
1/2 of medium avocado
Optional: add frozen spinach or ice (or stevia)

Smoothie #2 – Systemic Inflammation:
1/4 cup sweet potatoes
1 serving of Collagen powder
1/8 cup coconut cream
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
Pinch of ginger
Squeeze of lemon
1-2 dates, or to your taste
Optional: quarter cup mandarin segments
1 Bag of Smoothie Box with 1 cup of Coconut Milk

Smoothie #3 – Deep Space – Brain Inflammation:
3 quarters of a cup of frozen spinach
quarter cup of frozen beets
quarter & a half a cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 tbs of coconut oil
1 cup of coconut milk
Optional: stevia

Smoothie #1

Coconut Oil & Inflammation

Lauric acid reduces biofilm formation and preformed biofilms in a dose-dependent manner and has been shown to reduce proinflammatory cytokine production

More specifically, the expression of inflammatory genes such as COX-2, iNOS, TNF-α and IL-6 are decreased by lauric acid



Anti-inflammatory agent

Ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting NF-κB pathway, a molecule that turns on over 400 genes related to inflammation – like NSAIDs, ginger blocks the activities of COX enzymes, as well as production of inflammatory chemicals called leukotrienes and prostaglandins


Ginger aids in digestion by reducing stomach lesions, by inhibiting growth of Helicobacter pylori (is a type of bacteria that can enter your body and live in your digestive tract


In one study, published in the Digestive Diseases, and Sciences, 72 people with IBS took peppermint oil capsules, or a placebo

Researchers found that peppermint reduced IBS symptoms by 40% after four weeks, compared to only 24.3% with a placebo


The reason why peppermint help with digestive issues is because it activates an anti-pain channel in the colon

This channel, called TRPM8, may reduce the pain linked to eating some spicy foods like mustard or chili


Avocado’s inflammation reducing benefits come from its high vitamin E content

Vitamin E literally cuts the production of cytokines

Specifically, it has been shown to decrease lipid peroxidation and decrease the release of proinflammatory cytokines, the chemokine IL-8 and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels as well as decrease adhesion of monocytes to endothelium

It also specifically targets, and dampens, interleukin-6 production in circulating blood


Smoothie #2

Sweet Potatoes

There’s an antioxidant found in sweet potatoes called cyanidin, which acts by increasing glutathione and superoxide dismutase levels and total antioxidative capacity



Phenolic acids (Chlorogenic acid)

Dates contain an array of phenolic acids that: possesses antiplatelet activity by reducing release of atherosclerotic-related inflammatory mediators and inhibits thrombus formation

CGA induces an anti-inflammatory effect in lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) inflamed macrophage cells through suppression of proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6



Pumpkin Seeds

Phytosterols, in studies, have been shown to reduce IL-6 and TNF-α levels in plasma and tissues, in addition to lower expression of inflammation-related genes in the liver (for TNF-α and PAI-1) and adipose (for IL-6, TNF-α, and MCP-1)

Phytosterols and Inflammation: What’s the Story?

Smoothie #3 – Deep Space – Brain


BDNF has been shown to suppress the expression of inflammatory factors, including tumor necrosis factor α, interleukin (IL)-1β, and IL-6, and increased the expression of the anti-inflammatory factor IL-10



Contain nitric oxide, which can help fight inflammation by reducing vascular inflammation and promote apoptosis during neointimal thickening*

*Refers to proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells primarily in the tunica intima, resulting in the thickening of arterial walls and decreased arterial lumen space



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