Meet the Anti-Inflammatory Fruit That's Missing From Your Morning Smoothie

Updated 05/08/19
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We're big proponents of kicking off the day with a nutrient-packed smoothie to help power through life. When determining what ingredients to add into the mix, we often reach for popular superfoods like spinach, kale, and blueberries. But there's one anti-inflammatory ingredient you should be incorporating into your juice that probably isn't even on your radar—at least not when it comes to putting together a smoothie.

Jonathan Galland, a leader in integrated health education, suggests adding guava to your morning smoothie. "For starters, guava is a source of inflammation-fighting nutrients and antioxidants," he writes in Mindbodygreen. "This fruit has fiber and flavonoids, along with beta-carotene, lutein, vitamin C, and magnesium." Studies have shown that the fruit can help to lower blood sugar, promote gut health, reduce cholesterol, and even fight infection. So if you're ready to reap the benefits—and delicious flavor—of this unlikely addition, add guava to your grocery list today, and supercharge your next morning tomorrow.

Now that you know to add guava, check out three healthy smoothies to make when you don't have time for breakfast.

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