Strawberries to Lower Inflammation

Video by Dr. Antonio Flaquer

Everybody loves a good green smoothie, but what’s in it is the important thing. As a chiropractor in St. Louis Park, I love sharing tips to help people keep the back and neck pain away.  Each week I make a batch of green smoothies and share the recipes with the best ingredients to lower inflammation which leads to pain. Most of the time people try and put lots of fruit in to make it sweet and not so bland. The only thing with that is they don’t realize they are adding a lot of unnecessary sugar. One of the best things you can put into any smoothie are strawberries. They are loaded with antioxidants which help with overall inflammation, vitamin C, and they help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as, cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Strawberries can help a lot with other health benefits and so can green smoothies, but it really depends on what all you’re putting into your body overall. If you constantly are eating burgers or pizzas and fatty meals, then obviously inflammation is always going to be there. 

This is why we talk about how the green smoothie is more of a “short cut”. But there really isn’t a short cut to health. The green drink is just something to make sure you don’t fall off track, and make sure you’re getting the proper nutrients that you need throughout your day. In today’s world, you’re not getting the proper nutrients that you need to be getting in order to fight off inflammation or make sure you’re staying healthy. What people don’t realize, is what they eat plays a huge role into how their bodies function. Your body is a vehicle just like a car. With a car, you need to put good fuel into the car in order for it to run correctly, well the same is for your body. if you feed bad fuel, don’t be surprised that your body starts decaying a pain starts setting in places that you’ve never had before. It’s because you’re just given yourself bad fuel. Here are some quotes from the research talking about the health benefits of strawberries.

“Strawberries are a good source of natural antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes which provide protection against harmful free radicals and play an important role in protecting human health.”

“Therefore, eating more fruits and vegetables including strawberries has been associated with lower incidence and mortality rates of cancer, heart disease and a number of other human diseases.”

  • Handful of strawberries
  • Half a banana
  • 2 capsule of Omega 3
  • 1 capsule of probiotic
  • 1 capsule of vita sufficiency (optional)

Wang, S. Y. (2014). Antioxidants and health benefits of strawberries. Acta Horticulturae, (1049), 49–62.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.