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Mindful Eating

Anti-Inflammatory Foods & Benefits

Try to eat as much alkaline forming foods as you can to help loosen the joints, fill your plate with anti-inflammatory foods and steer clear of the archenemies (sugar, shade veggies, processed foods, etc). It doesn’t always work for everyone but it definitely provides relief for me.

A quick breakdown of these foods and why they’re great to help inflammation:

Flaxseed: Has omega-3 fatty acid which helps inflammation.

Green tea: Contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols.

Turmeric: High anti-inflammatory properties due to its curcumin content.

Cantaloupe: Has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

Avocado and walnuts: Contain anti-inflammatory fatty acids.

Lemon: Has anti-oxident and anti-inflammatory vitamin C.

Berries and Cherries: Contain anti-inflammatory phytochemicals.

Pineapple: High in anti-inflammatory bromelain.

Kale: Has 45 anti-oxident and anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

Garlic: Has high anti-inflammatory sulfer-containing compounds.

Broccoli: Contains anti-inflammatory and anti-oxident phytonutrients.

https://www.yogabycandace.com/blog/2013/6/11/anti-inflammatory-foods

How do you break free from “Sugar”?

Let’s talk ways to decrease sugar cravings! Because eliminating sugar from your diet is one of the simplest and quickest ways to improve overall health.

Any time you eliminate sugar from your diet, whether just getting rid of processed sugar, switching to clean eating or going full on paleo, you’re going to start craving it. Even though it’s terrible for you, you’re body is used to all those refined simple carbs; your taste buds are accustomed to sweet flavors and your emotions are all wrapped in sweet things making you happy.

It’s a hard cycle to break.

The good news is that it doesn’t last long. If you’re committed and make it through the first few days, those cravings will diminish and then vanish altogether. It gets a lot easier to eat healthy if you stick to it.

And it doesn’t all have to be tortuous deprivation. Even if you’re eliminating all simple carbs, not just processed sugar, these tricks can satisfy your body, your taste buds and your emotions. You’ll be clear of the cravings before you know it.

 

http://bellesavvy.com/decrease-sugar-cravings/

Mindful Eating Techniques

That burst of energy and warm-fuzzy feeling you get after eating frosted sugar cookies and homemade fudge—and the inevitable crash that comes after—isn’t magic; it’s science. Here’s a look at what overindulging in sugary treats does to your body, from head to toe.

“The good news is that mindful eating can help binge eaters as well as many other eating issues. During the past 20 years, studies have found that mindful eating can help you to 1) reduce overeating and binge eating, 2) lose weight and reduce your body mass index (BMI), 3) cope with chronic eating problems such as anorexia and bulimia, and reduce anxious thoughts about food and your body and 4) improve the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Thus, it has many benefits!”

 

https://www.prevention.com/food/your-body-on-a-binge?cid=NL_PVNT_-_12262015_yourbodyafterabinge_More