Saturday, 11 February 2017

What You Eat Makes All The Difference in Inflammation

The food we eat is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to controlling inflammation. The average American diet consists of high fat, high sugar, loads of red meat and a frightening amount of processed foods. These are all likely to increase inflammation, not to mention contributing to obesity, yet another high-inflammatory culprit. By switching to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet plan made up of healthy, whole foods, you can actually decrease inflammation and in turn ease the pain and discomfort associated with it.

The first step is to avoid processed foods, foods high in sugar and junk food whenever possible. Instead choose fresh, whole foods including anti-inflammatory varieties like lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. But choose carefully, in fact even some vegetables and pre-packaged  foods can work against you. Use this quick list of the best and worst foods in controlling inflammation:

Anti-inflammatory foods
Atlantic Salmon- (wild)
Fresh whole fruits, vegetables
Bright multi-colored vegetables
Green tea
Olive oil
Lean poultry
Nuts, legumes and seeds
Dark green leafy vegetables
Old fashioned oatmeal
Spices, especially Turmeric and Ginger

Pro-inflammatory foods
Sugar, from any source
Processed foods
French Fries
Fast Foods
White bread
Ice Cream
Cheddar Cheeses
Snack Foods
Oils such as vegetable and corn
Soda, caffeine and alcohol

In addition to these dietary changes it is also recommended that you:

- Maintain a healthy weight - There is no question that eating Healthy is not easy now days, either at home or at a restaurant. But you must at least start to do these three things. Decrease your sugars, Decrease your hydrogenated oils and increase your daily intake of fiber to 35 grams, that is a ton of fiber but just try, you may hit it, you may not, the point is try to.

- Get better sleep to 9 hour is mandatory for optimal health and the one thing that most people do not know it that quality sleep is the key to controlling systemic inflammation.

- Relax more often to lower stress levels Find time for yourself, morning, noon and night and focus on your breathing and clear the clutter in your mind, learn to stay focused on the most important tasks in your life.

- Exercise on a regular basis Everyone always asks me what it is the best exercise to do and all I can say is Do something you like to do, granted you can tolerate it, shoot for 15 to 20 minutes 3 times a week.

- Demand to have you CRP levels testedThis simple blood test is the best indicator of the level of systemic inflammation in your body, It is recommended that you have the levels evaluated by an certified health care provider to take the most appropriate action for you and your condition.

So if you are in pain and you are going to make a conscious choose to help your self get better thanĂ¢€¦
Making these changes to your diet and lifestyle will most certainly improve your overall health and help reduce the pain from inflammation. If you would like more information about reducing inflammation naturally and effectively click the link below to learn more.
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