Our bodies cannot benefit from all the nutritious foods we eat if our guts are not in good working order

Prebiotics build helpful gut bacteria, improving gastrointestinal health as well as potentially enhancing calcium absorption. Examples of prebiotics include: avocado, bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, soybeans and whole-wheat foods

Probiotics repopulate the ‘good’ bacteria already found in the gut, boosting immunity and overall health. Examples include yogurt, kefir and aged cheeses.

Therefore adding banana to your yogurt is a win-win. Likewise adding banana or avocado to your smoothie. However, depending on what else you include, you may only want to add half a banana or a quarter of an avocado or the calories could be sky-high which would not be good for other aspects of your health.

The recipe at the end of the post comes from DrAxe who says …

Did you know that papaya is great for digestion? The tropical fruit is loaded with enzymes and antioxidants that help the body detox and reduce inflammation. It’s also a super tasty ingredient for smoothies …

 

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