How to Reduce Inflammation Naturally
We are tackling a big topic today. I’m excited about it. This particular topic impacts energy levels, sleep, comfortable, pain, mood, and more. According to a Harvard Medical School report, it plays a central role in some of the most challenging diseases of our time, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s.
Do you know the ailment to which I’m referring?
- VEGETABLES (you guessed it) 4-5 servings of veggies like beets, carrots, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and squash (everything that Planted Table Meals prepares)!
- Fruit! (not fruit juices) Low glycemic fruits preferably such as organic strawberries, blackberries, cherries, apples, oranges, pears, pineapple, plums, pomegranates.
- Turmeric, the most powerful anti-inflammatory substance, which also supports healthy cholesterol levels! Add it to your morning smoothie, in a capsule, or with warm almond milk and a touch of maple syrup and a pinch of black pepper, stir to blend.
- Water – and lots of it. At least four large water bottles or eight glasses per day, preferably prior to (not during) meals.
- Plant fats & plant protein like that found in avocados, chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, brown rice, and quinoa. Yum!
- Beans and legumes if your body digests them properly and easily, such as black beans, chickpeas, and lentils.
- High-quality matcha green tea for balanced energy, antioxidants, fiber, immunity boost and so much more.
- Processed sugar and artificial sweeteners. Never consume aspartame or sweet n low again.
- Processed foods with trans fats such as margarine, fried foods, processed snack foods like cookies, crackers and white bread.
- Partially hydrogenated oils (if the food comes in a package, read the ingredients list every time!)
- Excess Omega-6 oils (mostly found in processed foods like mayonnaise) i.e.: canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, and peanut oil.
- Gluten (one of the top offenders for inflammation in the country). Gluten is found in white flour products and wheat. You may not have celiac disease, but chances are you have a sensitivity to it, which means there is likely some inflammation that takes place.
- Dairy! Specifically Casein. Dairy is the other top 2 offender for inflammation, next to Gluten. Dairy is inflammatory, period. The one dairy product that does not include casein is ghee.