It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root of all evils in our bodies. Most disease starts with inflammation…. and ending inflammation will not only help us internally…. but it will help us externally. Skin…. our largest organ. Inflammation ages us, causes wrinkles and causes a host of other skin issues. We have 6 inflammation fighters that are a must for improving our skin in 2015!!
Nearly a perfect food! Packed with plant based protein, detoxing fibre and slow released carbohydrates…. chickpeas are a KEY anti-inflammatory food and also help to control blood sugars. Throw on salads, mash into a dip or sandwich spread, stir into soups or just roast and
Studies have shown that olive oil prevents the production of pro-inflammatory COX 1 and COX 2 enzymes… the same way NSAID’ (IBUPROFENS) work! Cook with and use olive oil on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!
Root Vegetables re a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants that help fight inflammation. Carrots, Beets, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger and Parsnips are ALL great inflammation fighters! Try to add root vegetables to your diet daily.
For 4000 years, Elderflower has been cultivated by man…. and natural healers have relied upon it to treat allergies, asthma and a host of other illnesses. Along with it’s healing properties…. Elderflower Tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory that should be added into our diets daily.
Garlic has been called the perfect food because of it’s many benefits! Add in anti-inflammatory properties… and garlic is a great choice to add into our diets daily!
LAUGHTER!!…. MY FAVORITE anti-inflammitory!!
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
6 ways to better health and skin in 2015!!
Happy New Year!
All my love,