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BRING ON THE HEAT
Healthy Heat is good for you. According to a recent study at the Cleveland Clinic, Spicy foods are good for your health in multiple ways. It may help relieve cold and flu like symptoms like upper respiratory symptoms, congestion, and flu like symptoms. They also contain a host of cancer fighting antioxidants and even lower your risk of death from cancer and heart disease.
Types of Spicy Foods are : Turmeric, Saffron, Ground Ginger, Pepper, Cayenne, Chili Peppers.
Inflammation is a protective process you are probably more familiar with than you think. It’s the body’s way of healing itself in response to an injury or exposure to a harmful substance. This is useful when the skin is healing from a cut, however, inflammation is not always beneficial.
If the inflammation is chronic, or ongoing, inflammation occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells leading to an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Chron’s disease Psoriasis, possibly Heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
There is little evidence supporting the impact of specific foods about inflammation in the body. We do know that some foods have the capacity to suppress inflammation, but it is unclear how often and how much is needed to get the full benefits.
There is research showing that fatty fish, berries, and green leafy vegetables have an impact on promoting our immune system. Eating healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, reduce inflammation and help regulate membrane function. These fats should be included daily in a healthy diet.
Remove fats that turn on the inflammatory processes, such as saturated fats from red meats, cream sauces, fried foods, and trans fat found in many processed foods.
THE INFLAMMATION DIET
To reduce inflammation, eat fruits and vegetables, mostly green leafy vegetables, kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts and spinach. Fruits should be berries and cherries. Be sure to eat them fresh ,frozen and dried.
Choose plant based sources of protein like beans, nuts and seeds. When it comes to grains, choose whole grain instead of refined grain choices. Swap out regular white rice for cauliflower rice. Eat breads that are whole grain with seeds, Ezekiel is my favorite.
Choose Olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds for heart healthy fats. Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, and anchovies to get your heart healthy fill of healthy omega -3 fatty acids.
To season your meals, rely on spices such as: Tarragon, Thyme, Cinnamon, Basil, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Turmeric, Cumin, Tarragon, Parsley.
Nutrition is important, but quality of life is also part of what makes a healthy lifestyle. This has a direct impact on inflammation, because it reduces stress in our lives.
Make it your mission to achieve a healthy diet, get adequate sleep, engage in regular physical activity, and maintain a healthy weight.
“make a memory everyday, and don’t apologize for who you are”…….Rebecca