Do you suffer from chronic joint pain? Have you ever been told or heard that chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on your body and cause pain that you do NOT need to suffer with?
I’m sure many of you reading this have heard even a little bit about inflammation just how much destruction it can cause. And while many of us are aware of the inflammation that occurs as a result of injury from physical activity or accidents that cause harm to our bodies, how many of us are aware that what we are eating can cause even more greater and more devastating harm to our body?!
In 2004 Time magazine devoted it’s cover as well as an extensive article to the topic of the devastating effects of chronic inflammation and it’s link to heart attacks, cancer, Alzheimers and several other health issues. They even referred to inflammation as the “Silent Killer.”
Alright so now that I have your attention, what exactly is inflammation and what can you do about it? Well, quite a lot actually . . . keep reading.
Inflammation is your body’s response to protect itself from injury or infection. It is how your body attempts to protect itself and heal pain. Some of the common symptoms of inflammation that you may be familiar with are are swelling, irritated skin, severe pain and loss of function or full movement of that particular body part. However the great concern linked with chronic inflammation, is that it HARMS rather than heals, because the immune system attack never stops.
What is the best thing you can do to combat chronic inflammation? You can start by cleaning up your nutrition! Poor choices with your nutrition can over stimulate the immune system and cause chronic inflammatory responses that deteriorate the body’s overall health and as a result limit your mobility, contributing to painful joints. If cleaning up your nutrition sounds like a big overwhelming job, it really isn’t, so take a breath and stay with me.
Getting started is as easy as starting to incorporate a wide and delicious variety of anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. And lucky for you the list of foods that fight the effects of chronic inflammation is long, is varied, and includes some of the most tasty and versatile foods available to you.
So what are some of these WONDERFUL foods? Well, sarcasm aside, here are just 3 that may be enough to convince you that eating more whole, nutritionally dense, anti-inflammatory foods is a lot more easy and fun than you may be thinking.
Not only are pistachios nutritionally dense in protein, fibre, and healthy fat along with a plethora of other “great reasons to eat them,” but a study done in 2009 found that pistachios have anti-inflammatory properties. So hey . . . go a little nuts!!!
Salmon has long been hailed as a heart healthy food because the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help to reduce inflammation. So make sure to start including this “super hero” of fish into your weekly meal plan to help keep inflammation at bay.
A research study reviewed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, showed that green tea actually fight the inflammation process in the body. (1) This is just more value added information since green tea is already linked to helping reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer by those who regularly drink it.
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Live the life you deserver End inflammation. End joint pain. Start enjoying your everyday as you were meant to by making some easy and delicious changes to your diet. Honestly . . . this is not only easy, it will change your life.