THE INFLAMMATION EFFECT: PUT OUT THE FIRE WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS! Desi Horsman, Clinical Nutritionist, speaker, wellness expert – http://desihorsman.com/ While inflammation is an important part of our immune response and for healing, when it becomes chronic it has a harmful effect on health. In fact chronic inflammation has been linked to almost every health condition and disease, including allergies, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, strokes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression and bowel disease. This is due to the production of free radicals that damage cells and the constant releasing of inflammatory chemicals even when there is no foreign invader to fight. You can minimise your exposure to the top sources of inflammation by knowing what they are. anything that places stress on the body which include physical, emotional and chemical, will cause inflammation. sleep loss, sugar imbalance, chronic stress, environmental toxicity are major factors but diet in particular, plays an enormous part in achieving optimal health. NATURALLY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS: Antioxidant rich foods – fruits (berries, cherries, pomegranates, papaya, apples, pineapples)Vegetables (dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, rocket, coriander; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli; sweet potatoes, avocadoes, artichokes, lemons and limes.Olives and olive oilHerbs and spices (basil, black pepper, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, cumin, sage, fennel, thyme, and turmericFish particularly wild salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel and anchovies. All of which are very rich in Omega # oilsGreen tea has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effectsCoconut oilFermented FoodsKelpMedicinal mushrooms like ShiitakeApple cider vinegar Foods to avoid: Grain fed Meat and chickenGlutenDairy products (such as milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream)Refined carbohydrates like bread, pastries, cakes and biscuits.Vegetable oils (such as corn, sunflower, soybean, peanut, and canola). SugarProcessed foodsRefined grainsFried foods and trans fatsSoyGMO foodsPesticide sprayed cropsProcessed meatsSoft drinksCommercial salad dressingsArtificial sweeteners These foods wreak havoc on your gut and set you on the path to autoimmune diseaseand chronic illness. Tips on Following an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day.Replace grain fed meats with grass fed animals and wild game. Swap out margarine and vegetable oils for the healthier fats found in olive oil. Instead of choosing refined grains, opt for fiber-rich whole grains like oats, quinoa, and brown rice.Enhance the flavour of your meals with anti-inflammatory herbs like garlic, ginger, and turmeric.Turmeric is a spice and medicinal herb that has been used for centuries for its healing properties. What we eat most certainly has a significant impact on our health. Making simple changes to “clean out” your diet will contribute towards radically improved overall wellbeing. You decide what you eat, drink, and put in and on your body! And it is incredibly empowering to know that we do have some control over our own health. For more go to http://desihorsman.com/ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.