5 Surprising Health Perks of Smoothies

Sip on a smoothie for maximum health benefits.

5 Surprising Health Perks of Smoothies

Many of the ingredients used to create the perfect smoothie are actually really good for your health. Adding in items like almond milk, bananas, and Greek yogurt can benefit your body in so many ways. Learn what to add into your smoothies for both a boost of flavor and added health benefits with this helpful guide.

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Reboot Your Gut

If you've been feeling constipated lately, you may want to consider making a smoothie loaded with prebiotics to soothe your gut and ease your symptoms. Prebiotic foods are essential to you keep your gut healthy because their reaction with the combination of probiotics helps good bacteria in your gut grow. Plus the fiber content can not only support gut health but also get your bowels moving. Boost your morning smoothie by adding Greek yogurt as a probiotic and ingredients like bananas, oats, and jicama as great prebiotic options.

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Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.