Do you suffer from ulcers? If so, it’s time to get off the meds and make a Cranberry Yogurt Smoothie.

A recent study published in Nutrition found that regular consumption of cranberry juice and/or a probiotic strain called Lactobacillus johnsonii helps to kill H. pylori (the bacterium that causes ulcers).

Researchers found that both the probiotic and the cranberry juice were individually effective at reducing H. pylori, but when combined they reduced the occurrence of ulcers by 22.9 percent!

While you can certainly get the benefits from supplements, why not make a delicious ulcer-fighting smoothie instead? Blend 1 tsp. of organic cranberry powder, half a cup of organic plain yogurt (make sure it has L. johnsonii cultures), 2 ice cubes, 2 Tbsp. of water, and a quarter tsp. of stevia for a tasty way to drink your ulcers away.

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Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet – a multimedia company that educates on how foods promote health and protect against disease. As a young adult, Kelley battled a debilitating health condition that went misdiagnosed by multiple doctors for more than a year. Finding no help from “modern medicine”, she turned to her own knowledge of biochemistry and her passion for health research. She soon learned that her symptoms were related to nutrition and within weeks, she charted a course back to health with nothing more than simple lifestyle changes and the power of the plate. The lessons she learned spawned the creation of Healing Gourmet.
Kelley is a firm believer in vigorous exercise, moderate sun exposure and delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet’s Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.