We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us — but if you have a family history of Crohn’s disease or have the condition yourself, you may want to pay extra close attention to that common piece of health advice.
A review of 19 studies reported Crohn’s disease risk was lower in those who consumed fiber, fruits, and vegetables. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods made up of many sugar molecules linked together.
So how do you get more of these nutrients in your diet? Enter smoothies. These yummy, refreshing drinks are a quick way to increase our daily fiber consumption. Read on for easy smoothie recipes I’ve developed in my career as a health coach that can help you incorporate more fiber, fruits, and vegetables into your family’s diet.