Anti-Inflammatory Pomegranate Cherry Smoothie
Inflammation is a response of the body to remove harmful stimuli in order to prevent further damage.Out of control inflammation, if not treated on time, can cause additional healthy problems and reflect on the overall health.
Cherries are powerhouse of protective components such as anthocyanins which offer immense support in the reduction of inflammation. Recent studies reveal that regular consumption of cherries relieves pain more efficiently than aspirin.
From a protective standpoint, pomegranates are loaded with abundance of antioxidants. Moreover, they contain more than 120 phytochemicals that work operate in synergy to show anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries are an excellent source of super-protective compounds such as elegic acid which demonstrates substantial anti-inflammatory activity.
Banana is considered as a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to health benefits, but in reference to inflammation it contains alpha linolenic acid, kaempferol, quercetin and rutin which all act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
By preparing this refreshing drink, you offer your body a natural self-protection against inflammation. In addition, it will help you improve blood circulation and enhance immunity.
- 1 cup cherries pitted
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 banana
Combine all the listed ingredients and give this creamy concoction a whirl. You can garnish with 2-3 cherries on the top and fresh mint leaves. Go ahead and experience the anti-inflammatory effects on your body. Cheers !