January 17, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 18 of 31 – Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Diets & Foods

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How to Eat Cleaner – Day 18 of 31 – Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Diets & Foods

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

Part of cleaning up what we eat is getting educated and alot of these videos focus on awareness.

Today we talk about inflammation and anti-inflammatory diets and food, this is another topic that could be pages and pages.  Here is just a brief overview, please research for yourself if you want to dig deeper.

I got this information directly from drweil.com. I’ve read similar information on other sites but did not take alot of information from them for this article. I like Dr. Weil, he has alot of great health information.

Inflammation in our bodies is usually the bodies response to an injury or illness. It’s the bodies way to get more healing nourishment to whatever body part that needs it. We can cause inflammation by eating unhealthily and our bodies tend to have more inflammation as we get older. So, in order to feel healthier and younger, it’s a good idea to eat as many anti-inflammatory foods as possible.

Foods that cause inflammation are things like processed foods, the fat in meat and poultry, high glycemic load foods, high fructose corn syrup. We will not break these down, since we have talked about most of these in other videos.

Anti-inflammatory foods help to fight off the inflammation that may lead to cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s Disease and other age related diseases.

Examples of anti-inflammatory foods are: whole grains, beans, sweet potatoes, berries, cherries, apples, lentils, legumes, seeds, nuts, wild Alaskan salmon, sardines… The list goes on. If you want to investigate this further, I would suggest going to drweil.com and reading more.

It’s good to be aware of what we are eating.  If we are working towards eating healthy, we should know what foods in our diet are inflammatory and anti-inflammatory. This is a topic that warrants investigation.

I challenge you to pick a few of your favorite foods and see if they are inflammatory or anti-inflammatory foods.

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.


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