“Discover The 7 Unlikely Foods Which Trigger Body Inflammation!”
Health is the foundation for a happy life right? If health is not optimized everything else will be far more difficult…
We all deal with stress and inflammation everyday.
And on a daily basis your body strives to adapt and stay healthy.
Do you feel like stress is overloading you?
Do you feel tired mentally and/or emotionally?
Do you sometimes feel burned out or edgy?
Want more stamina or endurance when challenged at work or for training?
You know for thousands of years long before marketing hype, supplements and BIG pharmaceutical companies…
Millions of people depended only on medicinal properties of locally sourced wild and edible plants.
Yes! Plants and herbs for healing power and optimizing quality of their daily lives.
You’re probably already aware of the growing trends of diseases with list of culprits which cause inflammation right?
Ok let’s start here…what causes inflammation?
There are a lot of know factors when it comes to inflammation here are some of the most common:
● Imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
● Insulin spiking foods
● Poor quality sleep
● Environmental toxins
● Fat cells
● Food sensitivities
Scientists have discovered fat cells aren’t just dormant receptacles of excess fat.
Fat cells actually secrete arachidonic acid…
Over time the runaway pro-inflammatory substances circulate throughout the body.
The more body fat cells within the body…
The more inflammation caused by taking-up precious space inside your body.
The shortlist is sugar, dairy and wheat…
However, did you know there are a lot of “healthy” foods which could be triggering inflammatory response?
Yogurt although considered by most to be a healthy snack…
Many yogurt brands have a surprising amount of added sugars and preservatives.
We all know sugar causes inflammation and other issues like unwanted weight gain.
If you eat yogurt, stick to infrequent servings.
Only consume organic brands containing NO added man-made sugars.
Even better make your own.
Tomatoes are part of the so called deadly nightshade family.
A group of plants like potatoes and peppers contain a compound called solanine.
Some people are sensitive to solanine and experience inflammation, joint pain, heart problems.
Bear in mind tomatoes, once cooked also become acidic to the body.
This isn’t a problem in moderation…
If you are constantly eating cooked tomato dishes and sauces it could cause over acidity and inflammation.
Not all rice is created equal…
Highly processed white rice has little-to-no nutrition.
White rice is highly refined carbohydrate and quickly turns to sugar which can cause inflammation.
Wheat maybe you’d agree most people nowadays are turning away from white bread.
They’re reaching for whole-grain or whole-wheat bread products.
However, certain proteins in wheat (because of genetic seed modification) are completely unique and foreign to the human body.
Yes! This makes it indigestible and toxic.
And lots of people suffer from wheat allergies and sensitivities which result in inflammation.
Fruit Juice is convenient, fast and easy right?
Commercial fruit juice floods your body with sugar quickly.
Over time this can cause inflammation response.
Pasteurization and fruit from concentrate lacks nutrients when compared to fresh-squeezed juices.
Salad dressing even your humble organic salad dressings are usually made from unhealthy fats and oils.
Unfortunately may contribute to inflammation in the body.
Why not take 2-5 minutes to make your own delicious about salad dressings.
Use simple ingredients already in your kitchen…
Omega-6 Fats (corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut and soybean oils)
You see, there’s an imbalances…
Omega-6 fatty acids (too much) and omega-3 fatty acids (too little) promotes inflammation in the body.
Most diets contains a lot of processed and fast foods containing abundance of omega-6 fats.
And not enough anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats.
In recent research published in the I n d i a n J o u r n a l o f P h y s i o l o g y a n d P h a r m a c o l o g y …
When 10 healthy volunteers consumed 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days…
Not only did their blood levels of oxidized cholesterol drop by 33%..
The total cholesterol dropped 11.63%…
And HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 29%
(Reference: Soni KB, Kuttan R).
You Could Add These Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods Instead?
If you are suffering from an ailment rooted in inflammation…
You might be tempted to turn to drugs and medications for a quick fix.
Listen, in many cases this is unnecessary.
There are real, whole foods straight from mother nature which are packed with goodness.
Pure source of natural anti-inflammatory properties to help improve your health.
Herbs and Spices (Turmeric, Oregano, Rosemary, Ginger, Green Tea)
These are packed full of beneficial bioflavonoids and polyphenols to help reduce inflammation.
And fight free radicals in the body.
Organic, Grass-Fed Meat…
There is a significant difference between types of fat found in grain-fed beef and grass-fed beef.
Grass-fed is definitely more beneficial to a healthy anti-inflammatory diet.
Grass-fed contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids versus other fats.
The same can be said of organic eggs versus factory-farmed eggs.
That being said, red meat should be only be consumed in moderation.
Super Seeds (Flax, Hemp and Chia)…
These are a rich and balanced source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Super seeds help the immune system from over producing cytokines and free radicals.
Cytokines ad free radicals cause inflammation and other health related issues.
Wild-caught fish are an excellent source of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids.
Leafy Green Vegetables
These are rich in anti-inflammatory carotenoids, antioxidants and vitamins (especially vitamins K and E).
And it just so happens they’re super-easy to prepare!
Did you know research by the Oregon Health & Science University found tart cherries…
May be one of the highest anti-inflammatory foods on the planet.
This is because of high content of anthocyanins.
Powerful antioxidant compounds which lower inflammation at levels comparable to certain pain medications
Considered by many health professionals to be the healthiest foods in the world.
Berries are packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Study after study has linked berries to longevity and reduced risk of illness and disease.
How cool is that?
How Do You Know If You Have Inflammation?
When your body becomes inflamed it basically means your detoxification pathways are suppressed.
And when this happens, toxins begin to build-up in your body leading to more problems.
Remember it doesn’t have to remain that way.
YOU can make healthy choices…
The power of your choice can open the floodgates.
Yes! Get your liver (detoxification with kidneys) functioning.
A sluggish liver equals a sluggish low energy body.
Ain’t nobody got time for that…
Are you experiencing:
● Erratic mood
● Redness and/or swelling in your joints
● Muscle fatigue
● Poor digestion/nausea
● Dry, itchy skin
● Waking up between 2am-3am for no apparent reason
● Red, itchy eyes
● Foggy thinking
If you answered YES to more than 1 of the above….
You may be dealing with poor liver function.
Simply it means a lagging and sluggish detoxification system.
You can stop inflammation swirling around in your body.
In a recent study conducted to evaluate effects of turmeric on liver’s ability to detoxify xenobiotic (toxic) chemicals…
Levels of two very important liver detoxification enzymes…
(UDP glucuronyl transferase and glutathione-S-transferase)
The levels were significantly elevated as compared to controls.
The researchers commented…
“The results suggest turmeric may increase detoxification systems in addition to its antioxidant properties.”
Turmeric used widely as a spice can lower effects of several dietary carcinogens…
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Cleansing Turmeric Tea
Here’s an added bonus for losing weight with anti-inflammatory turmeric tea…
Ingredients to serve four:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 inch (12.7mm) raw ginger minced or grated
- Honey and lemon juice to taste
- Pinch black pepper
- Bring four cups of water to boil
- Add turmeric powder and ginger (skin removed)
- Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes
- Strain tea through fine sieve into cup
- Add honey and/or lemon to taste
- Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption of turmeric
Note: Keep leftover tea in a glass container in fridge.
Heat up a cup a day for the next few days…