Inflammation is a natural reaction created by our body to battle foreign organisms such as chemicals, pollen, and germs/bacteria. However, experiencing Chronic Inflammation is no longer a way to heal, but rather the opposite; it makes us sick.
Chronic Inflammation has been linked to major diseases including all types of cancers, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Even acid reflux. Our food choices are one of the main culprits to Chronic Inflammation, and are also directly related with the diseases listed above.
Refined carbohydrates (white bread, candy and pastry), fried foods, soda, margarine, red meats and processed foods are proven to wreak havoc on our system. The good news is that while there are foods that cause inflammation, there are also foods that combat it.
Here is a list of healing foods that YOU should add into your diet TODAY.
Vitamin A: Carrots, Kale, Spinach Broccoli, Sweet Potato.
Vitamin B: Mushrooms, Leafy Greens, Bell Peppers, Asparagus and Cauliflower. Also include beans such as Lima Beans and Chick Peas for a healthy dose of Folic Acid.
Vitamin C: Grapefruit, Tomatoes and Lemons are amazing for aiding in inflammation. I always start my day with a cup of warm water with lemon. Embrace the elimination that follows, which is what your body wants!
Vitamin D: Besides the sun, which is the best form of Vitamin D, you can also get it from egg yolks, Fish, or a Vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin E: Avocado, Nuts, Seeds, and Leafy Greens
Vitamin K: Leafy Greens, Fibrous Vegetables such as Cauliflower and Cabbage, as well as Eggs.
Notice a common theme here?
A diet rich in plants is extremely healing. A diet rich in meats, dairy, processed foods and white sugar, along with living a sedentary lifestyle, will cause our body to become defensive and inflamed. The harder our system has to work to digest and process a meal, the more stressed out it becomes.
Making small changes can create a huge difference. Start to heal NOW and live a better life tomorrow.
Stay FIT xoxo