Inflammation it one of the top causes of disease. It can cause cancer and heart disease. It is also a by product of Lyme disease and other irritating, infections. So here are 6 tips to try and reduce it in you. After all, if you want to be magnificent. You need a healthy pain free body.
Changing your diet and losing weight are the basis of these tips.
- Eat antioxidants and polyphenols. Foods rich in these reduce ‘ free radicals” We don’t want these little buggers to run around and cause more inflammation! . Foods rich in these are green tea, fruits and vegetables, like broccoli, kale, collards, rutabaga, turnips and berries. Not bad . right?
- EAT essential fats. Like omega -6 and omega-3 in a balance please. .Most of us eat too much omega 6 like with nuts and processed crackers and cookies., so eat more omega -3 . like salmon, flax and chia seeds, avocado and walnuts..to balance it out. not bad , right ?
- Add spices, like Turmeric, garlic, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger .I put all of those into my smoothie in the morning. Yup.. even the garlic. A whole clove.. but not on a date night. Lets give our loved ones a break.
- Move around !! even moderate exercise 45 to 60 minutes of jogging or walking THREE TMES a week minimum. You can do that !
- Keep it at a minimum and lower that cortisol. That can keep you less inflamed. If you are having a stressful day. Try and go somewhere quiet for lunch; Or go to meditate for 15 minutes; Or go look at your pictures from your last beautiful vacation. Try and figure out how to do your life less stressed. Be honest with yourself.
- Sleep MORE Lack of sleep makes the body ripe for infection, while more sleep has the opposite effect. And if you sleep less than 8 hours a night, you could be at risk for gaining weight. So that last one, probably clinched the deal. Sleep vs gaining weight? . A no brainer. Go to sleep and snuggle under the covers and dream your way to wonderful health.
Blessings to you and your happy and healthy magnificent body.