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Anti-Inflammatory Foods & Benefits

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

Top Health Conditions

How did we become a society of illnesses, along with conditions such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and so many other health concerns? According to statistics, the expenses related to health care are on the rise, with almost 4 trillion dollars in 2014. Along with various studies, the reason behind the illness is our body adapted to the environments years ago but has become dysfunctional in this newly created society. Scientists have also reflected on allergies continuing to be widespread and the process of food production has grown significantly along with an inactive lifestyle.

To learn more- Check out my latest article below:

Top Health Conditions

 

Do we really have to be a scientist to figure out nutrition labels?

First, figure out how much food was analyzed by the folks who prepared the nutrition label. Serving size clearly describes this set amount of food. Of course, most packages contain more than one serving, and “Servings Per Container” refers to the number of single servings in the entire package. For example, the following label reports that a serving size is ½ cup and there are four servings per container. Therefore, there must be 2 full cups in the entire package because ½ cup × 4 = 2 cups.

Do you eat the amount of food defined as one serving? Remember, fat and calorie measurements on the label are for a single serving size only. And we know it’s easy to eat more than one measly serving. Here’s a perfect example of the difference between serving size and the actual servings eaten: one serving of ice cream (½ cup) has approximately 12 grams of fat. Most of the people I know can easily eat 1 cup in a sitting, and you know what that means. When you double the serving size, you double everything: the calories, protein grams, carbohydrate grams, and, of course, the fat grams. Pay close attention to the amount per serving. If you go over (or under) on servings, keep that in mind when reading the remaining information.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/food-labels/how-decode-nutritional-labels?page=2