This summer has been a challenge after a family member with celiac disease had a gluten exposure (Click here to read more about celiac disease). Gluten damages the small intestine villi (see 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Small Intestines), which are essential for nutrition absorption. For over a month, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting and diarrhea has led to significant weight loss. The search has been on to find something to help sooth (or smooth) the digestive tract.
Smoothies are easily digestible and can help when other foods just don’t stay down. The Cleveland Clinic has created an infographic with ideas and suggestions for people going through chemotherapy and for cancer survivors. But the tips can be used to make smoothies for anyone, anytime. Take a look and give a smoothie a try!