“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
― Ann Wigmore
Every cell in your body relies on the food you eat.
And did you know that the greatest threat to your health is inflammation?
When you accidentally cut your skin–it swells, reddens, and becomes painful. This is acute inflammation.
On the other hand, the other type of inflammation–chronic inflammation–continuously wreaks havoc on your immune system so that you are more prone to different kinds of health condition like obesity, heart disease, leaky gut syndrome, and even mental illness.
So how do we fight chronic inflammation?
The answer is right there: what you put on your plate.
There are foods that trigger inflammation. These foods in particular are found in the standard diet of Americans today: refined grains, sugar, chemical preservatives, and a lack of nutrient dense foods like vegetables and clean protein. So the very first step to preventing chronic inflammation and achieving your best health is to stop eating inflammatory foods.
The second step is to replace those foods with anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense foods that balance blood sugar while delivering easily absorbed nutrients.
In this newsletter, I’ll give you three simple anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes.
This is an easy-to-make morning drink that warms you up and also boosts your immune system. Add a scoop or two of some flavorless protein powder to round out the nutrition in the recipe (whey, egg white protein or collagen).
Turmeric is a close relative of ginger and is found in southern Asia. Numerous studies have been conducted and proven that curcumin, found in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
To make turmeric more effective, make it a part of your daily diet. You can even try other recipes that call for it such as curry. Yum!
If you’re looking for breakfast on the go, then this energy bar is perfect for you. Aside from the anti-inflammatory properties, chia seeds are rich in fiber which makes you feel full and helps control blood sugar and weight.
Dark chocolate is another rockstar anti-inflammatory food because of flavanols. Flavanols also keep the lining of your arteries healthy.
So, so good. Though this requires that you’ve prepped a keto bread, you can also buy one. My fave is the coconut bread by Julian Bakery, but I also really enjoy their Seed Medley flavor and another brand Base Culture is a great option too.
Salmon is among the fatty fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke as well as cancer. It boosts your brainpower and immune system and ff course, is anti-inflammatory!
Salmon also contains quality protein and sodium. Though there’s a common notion that sodium is bad for your body, it is actually an important electrolyte for your cells.
I hope you enjoy these recipes! In closing, I want to add that ANY food can be inflammatory if your body reacts to it for whatever reason. Really common reasons that your body might attack otherwise healthy food is imbalances to your gut health caused by diet, lifestyle or genetics. If you’re trying to control inflammation, it is extra important to make sure you aren’t fueling the fire by what you are eating every day–testing can be a game changer!
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