Foods to eat as part of a preventative approach to living
Good health starts with the diet. Your body’s ability to grow and repair; perform and rest; stay healthy by keeping free radicals and viruses in check, comes from a good, balanced, healthy diet.
What’s not obvious when looking at modern day illness and diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, is that they are all inflammation diseases.
So, take a preventative approach of high anti-inflammatory foods in your diet to prevent the diseases.
Foods that combat inflammation.
Include plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:
Foods that inflame
Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is the bodies natural response to injury or illness - the lymphatic/immune system’s white blood cells, via the blood supply. Swelling, redness, warmth and pain can often be experienced when we bang or cut ourselves.
Anti-inflammatory means one thing, whether it’s food, supplements or drugs, it reduces inflammation.
Food based anti-inflammatories work at minimising the inflammation which then reduces pain. Drugs work the opposite way by alleviating pain first. The problem here is that the immune system is weakened. Studies show that man made drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen inhibit the repair and building process and increase the risk of heart attack.
One draw back with natural, food based anti-inflammatories is that over time the fat layer in the skin reduces. One can say that a positive side effect of an anti-inflammatory diet is becoming slimmer or finding your optimum weight.
Slimming pills contain the same active ingredient made in the laboratory, as natural, plant based food. The great thing about natural, is that you can’t overdose!
As well as having high amounts of anti-inflammatory ingredients, the foods on the natural food list also contain other extremely beneficial ingredients. Anti-oxidants are vital; so too is the immune system and the health of the gut. Many of the natural anti-inflammatory foods are anti-oxidant and will help boost the immune system and keep your gut healthy.
What we’re really looking at here are no processed foods whatsoever. We’re talking about of fresh, vibrant, organic food.
A natural approach has huge benefits for your body which will improve the quality of your life. It’s an important part of a preventative life style.