Good day all, I hope to encourage you to tweak your diet to one that promotes health; leaving you feeling energetic and pain free.
To put it plainly there are foods that cause inflammation and foods that decrease inflammation.
Basically plant–based diets reduce inflammation. Meals that include leafy greens, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, fish, and omega-3 oils from flax, walnut or hemp, and other monounsaturated oils such as olive oil and avocado oil.
Using herbs and spices such as turmeric, black cumin seed, cumin, chili powder, garlic, thyme, basil, etc. will benefit your system in so many ways-more than I can take time to mention in this short blog. Just use ’em! See this motivating spice-using mom’s write up on spices http://theoptimumyou.weebly.com/articlespices-and-herbs.html
For fish, choose tuna, mackerel, wild salmon and sardines.
High antioxidant fruits include berries, cherries, citrus fruits,
For nuts, walnut, pistachios and almonds are great choices
I guess you can figure on your own what might promote inflammation. But here’s a list anyway:
Soft drinks, red meat (especially conventionally raised; there hasn’t been too many complaints on grass-fed meats), alcoholic beverages, refined sugars, sugary foods, bread, flour, white flour, margarine and other “cooking fats”, processed meats and cheeses, all fried foods including chips, nachos, and french fries. Just so not to miss anything: crackers, sweetened yogurt, ice cream, candy, and sucralose (wipes out good bacteria in the digestive tract and therefore weakens immunity).
Try making your own cereal tomorrow with toasted oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut, blueberries, and milled flax then top with almond milk.