Something to consider!
Allergies, injuries and diseases will produce an inflammation (a response by your immune system to foreign substances or injury). You may see the inflammation in your body (local or systemic) and it can be mild or severe. Be aware that you are not always aware that an inflammatory reaction is occurring, so pay attention to what your body is trying to relay to you. The pain inflammation can produce is often hard to tolerate and may result in unwanted weight gain and weight gain can result insulin resistance! Weight gain by itself indicts that there is an inflamation going on, even if it's not the causal agent for the increased weight! The good news... you can improve these inflammatory reactions by eating foods that can help decrease inflammation!
Consider consuming more anti inflammatory foods: some veggies, herbs and spices are anti inflammatory.Try eating more turmeric, rosemary, ginger and cinnamon, green tea and garlic, oregano and 70% or greater cocao, chili pepper, cucumbers and curcumin, onions cruciferous veggies and lightly cooked mushrooms. Try eating foods rich in zinc, iron, magnesium, vitamins E and potassium. Add more fish such as salmon, cod, tuna, bass, halibut or cod. Include avocado and avacado oil (which provides a rich source of vitamin E and mono saturated fats), olive oil (a wonderful source of omga-9 fatty acid). Also, you may wish to consume more nuts, such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, coconuts,
and macadamian nuts.
Avoid dairy! Be aware that many fruits and nuts can actually produce inflammation.
Add fruits like blueberries, pineapple and tart cherries (these cherries have been shown to reduce C - creative protein).
Remember to include plenty fiber found in beans and grains that your system can tolerate and drink plenty of water!
So, make wise informed choices that may considerably improve your overall wellbeing. It's not hard. You will get use to reading labels and doing your own investing as to what is healthy for you. Some of these dietary changes are not always best for people with specific health issues.. so always consult your physician before you make any dietary changes.
I hope this article begins to help you to understand the issues of inflammation, as it can result from any insult (diseases or injury) to your body and the health issues inflammation can cause, should it spin out of control. Here's to good health and creative living!
Deborah Mullan/A Creative Living Professional
Owner and creative director of:
Creative Garden Farms, LLC
Ivylane CoCreative Living, LLC