Anti-Inflammatory Foods part 3

You can make a few small changes with your diet to help reduce inflammation levels in your body and aid treatment.

For example; foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation.

There are also a large number of anti-inflammatory foods that help decrease inflammation in the body, I’ll be sharing some of these with you over the next few days.

Please note: This is not intended to replace treatment or medication for your condition, simply to help your body cope alongside your chosen treatment. There will still be an underlying cause for your high inflammation levels and you need to address this where you can.

3) Dark Leafy Greens (such as Kale/Spinach)

Dark leafy greens are packed with healthy antioxidants. Studies have suggested that vitamin E may play a key role in protecting the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines—and one of the best sources of this vitamin is dark green veggies, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Dark greens and cruciferous vegetables also tend to have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals—like calcium, iron, and disease-fighting phytochemicals—than those with lighter-colored leaves.

I like to mix kale and spinach with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, 5 spice, soy sauce and a bit of peanut butter. –> Yum!

photoRecipe:

Several handfuls of Kale leaves

1 Garlic Clove Crushed – See benefits: GARLIC

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon chinese 5 spice

Massage Kale leaves in a bowl with olive oil. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl and then mix in with kale mixture.

Serve with beetroot an smoked mackerel. See benefits: MACKEREL

 

2 tablespoons water

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