Diet and Nutrition

Top 10 Smoothies for Fibromyalgia Patients

Top 10 Smoothies for Fibromyalgia Patients

No specific fruits and vegetable improve fibromyalgia on their own, but with an increase in fruits and vegetables in someone's diet, specific fibromyalgia symptoms may begin to show some mild improvements.

Fruits and vegetables are nature’s way of giving additional supplies of vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, selenium and zinc. Deficiencies in these nutrients can cause fibromyalgia symptoms to increase.

Green smoothies are a tasty way to get your essential nutrients

A green smoothie a day is a great way to get your nutrients. Use oranges, kiwifruit, guava, and strawberries in your smoothie to receive vitamin C that boosts the immune system. Carrots, mangoes and orange-colored fruits and vegetables are sources of beta-carotene. Leafy greens in a smoothie will provide you with an influx of magnesium, and bananas are rich sources of potassium.

  • Smoothies are an easy way to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Plus drinking green smoothies help you lose weight by replacing a meal each day and resetting or taste buds, so you want to eat healthily.
  • According to the American Cancer Society, 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day helps prevent cancer. Green smoothies are a great way to get your vegetables and dark, leafy greens without actually tasting them.
  • Fruits and vegetables have anti-inflammatory properties. Green smoothies are an excellent choice if you suffer from fibromyalgia or any other inflammatory condition.
  • Leafy greens are rich with chlorophyll that gives a boost to the immune system, rejuvenates the body, and purifies your blood.
  • Fruits and vegetables prevent chronic disease and provide therapeutic benefits.
  • In peer-reviewed literature, it states that people who eat more fruits and vegetables tend to have a lower risk of developing diabetes, obesity, age-related medical conditions, lupus, fibromyalgia, and stroke.

The following are several smoothie recipes that we know will help you get essential nutrients.

Coconut-Blueberry Smoothie

What you need:

  • 8 ounces coconut water or coconut milk
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (60 grams) fresh baby spinach

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 61g | Fat: 1g | calcium: 9% | Iron: 2.3mg