Although both pineapple and orange are extremely acidic fruits, they are considered really beneficial for treating acid reflux and GERD. Enzyme bromelain present in pineapple aids digestion and the breakdown of protein and fats present in foods, which reduces inflammation of the stomach lining and calms down the stomach.
Pineapples are a rich source of vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant that fights free radical damage and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also a rich source of manganese that helps to improve bone strength and connective tissues. High level of dietary fiber present in pineapple supports digestion and helps to treat constipation and bloating. Enzyme bromelain present in pineapple contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the severity of inflammatory conditions.
Orange is one of the best sources of vitamin C that acts as a powerful antioxidant and boosts immune system health. Vitamin C also helps to improve collagen production and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. A whole orange contains just 85 calories, zero fat and zero cholesterol. The fiber in orange lowers cholesterol level in the blood and its potassium and choline content protects the heart. The fiber content in orange aids digestion and helps to keep things moving regularly.
Other Ingredients in the Smoothie:
Bananas are a rich source of pectin that aids digestion and removes toxins and heavy metals from the body. High fiber content in bananas normalizes bowel movement and helps to treat constipation. The minerals in bananas work as natural antacid that provides relief from heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.
Flaxseeds add bulk to the smoothie and make it more filling. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that support overall health and wellbeing. Soluble fiber in flaxseeds add bulk to the stool and supports bowel movement. The oils in flaxseeds help to keep the digestive tract well lubricated.
Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics (gut friendly bacteria) that restores the balance of microorganisms in the intestine and support digestion. It also helps to cure digestive disorders such as diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Here is the recipe…
- Milk – 1/2 cup
- Orange – 1
- Banana (ripe) – 1
- Pineapple chunks – 1 cup
- Yogurt – ¼ cup
- Flax Seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Peel an orange and cut the orange and banana into slices.
- Then toss orange, banana and pineapple chunks into the blender.
- Now add yogurt, flax seeds, honey and milk into the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Pour this into a glass and enjoy your delicious smoothie to get rid of acid reflux.
This is a refreshing and filling fruit smoothie that can be consumed during breakfast or as a substitute for lunch. It soothes the digestive system, reduces inflammation and bloating and helps to treat acid reflux naturally.