Crohn’s disease has caused us to go through tons of different things. When it comes to treating crohn’s naturally, that is exactly what I mean.
We plan to explore every corner necessary to find what works for not only our son, but crohn’s disease people in general.
One of the things that I have learned over time is that certain fruits can not only help in reducing inflammation, they can also protect your colon.
In this post, I want to talk about the benefits of blueberries and how they can help reduce inflammation within your colon and small intestines.
Blueberries are staples that most people purchase but have no idea just how important they can be to your health.
Blueberries can Treat Crohn’s Disease Naturally
Blueberries have been a part of my son’s dietary plan for a while now. Although I don’t get them as often as I should. I still purchase them every occasionally. My kiddo isn’t big on fruit, which is something that I’m trying to change.
Blueberries are full of vitamins and antioxidants. And new research has shown that it is also full of fiber. My youngest son suffered from constipation. A handful of blueberries and he was regular within a week.
Blueberries can also alleviate intestinal inflammation. Which means that people with crohn’s disease should be considering adding this into their diets some way somehow.
With the rich polyphenols, blueberries have an antimicrobial and antioxidative effect. One of the things that I have learned is that when you couple blueberries and probiotics, you are creating a combination that works to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in the intestine.
These little berries pack a huge punch. It’s fiber content is much higher than oat bran and bran, making it extremely helpful when it comes to intestinal health. The funny thing about blueberries is that it can help for constipation and or diarrhea. This little booger is versatile in its ability to stabilize your GI tract.
Why I think Blueberries Are More Powerful Than Everyday Medicines
Crohn’s disease is considered auto immune disease. Autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease can cause your intestines to become inflamed, leading to bleeding, and abdominal cramps, weight loss, and intestinal complications.
There is also an increased risk of colon cancer, which can be a scary thing for many people with crohn’s disease. That is why it’s ultimately important that you are giving your body everything it needs to thrive. It’s possible. You just must know what works and what doesn’t.
Blueberries can protect through its polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects, as well as antimicrobial effects.
When you add blueberries to your diet, you are using a natural way to prevent the development of colon cancer.
It is said that there is a metabolic pathway that may lead to cancer. Blueberries consist of ellagic acid, which is known to block these pathways.
I think it might be time to consider re adjusting your diet to manage your disease better.
It’s important that not only are you consuming the right foods, but you know how these foods benefit your body.
Lets look at a quick recipe that you can use to implement blueberries into your diet
Blueberry Mongoose Smoothie
- 1/3 cup of water
- ½ banana,frozen
- 1 cup of blueberries
- ¼ greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp ground ginger (see our natural ginger treatment)
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
1.Take all of your ingredients and place then into your blender.
2.Puree until it is smooth
I’m hard on my son. And to some it comes off as mean. But what I want my son to understand is that no one is going to take care of you like YOU. You must care enough to want to take control of your disease and change the direction in which it is going.
I’ve watched people in my life who suffer from serious diseases, but they continue to live the lifestyle that got them there, expecting things to change. It won’t happen.
Arm yourself with info about this disease and learn about the things you can do to create a healthier YOU.