Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Healing Foods - Oh, Yum-Yum

INFLAMMATION is the body's first response to injury, infection or excess weight. Often ice or heat are applied to an injured area to relieve pain and swelling. When we EAT inflammatory foods, our fatty tissues are triggered to secrete metabolic hormones to help regulate our immune system's response to the inflammation. By choosing to eat different foods, we can 'cool down' our immune response to aid in healing. 

Some of the foods in the anti-inflammatory group include:

Apples, Avocados, Berries, Cherries, Citrus     

 Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cauliflower                    

Chard, Garlic, Green Beans,                              

Leeks, Olives, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes      

Halibut, Salmon, Snapper, Trout, Tuna        

Cinnamon, Ginger, Licorice, Turmeric    

And WATER, WATER, WATER                              
(For a more expanded list of foods, go to www.level1diet.com)

FOODS to AVOID - Inflammatory No-No's:
Flour, sugar, processed foods, soda     

Nightshade veggies: potatoes, tomatoes  
(For more information and an expanded food list, see my two prior posts about Nightshade Vegetables.)

If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you might consider changing your diet and see if it helps your health and well-being.
I appreciate your visit today - and wish you all the best this day has to offer! Blessings -

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