Guide: Reversing Inflammation
No. 1 – Turmeric: A flavorful powdered spice that offers transformative anti-inflammatory results. Research from Tufts University reveals that curcumin – the active ingredient in turmeric reduces weight gain. Additionally, turmeric fights infection, reduces blood sugar, protects the liver & keeps you young through assisting with DNA repair. Add turmeric to brown rice, cooked vegetables, soup, chili, eggs and quinoa.
No. 2 – Deep Meditative Breaths: Reduce anxiety, improves quality of life & reduces inflammation. Make deep breathes upon waking up & before bed apart of your routine.
No. 3 – Probiotics & Fermented Foods: I recommend greek yogurt as a healthy & satisfying protein source that promotes good digestion. Additionally, milk cheeses including goat cheese, mozzarella & cottage cheese.
No. 4 – Focus on Gut Health: Before consuming foods that you do not consider healthy, think about this: 80% of your immune system is located in the center of your body – your gut. Treat your gut well & nourish it with antioxidants, vitamins, fiber & minerals. Consume whole foods in order to fight against inflammation & stress.
No. 5 – Consume Whole Foods: Nourish your body with a balance of bright colors, proteins, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Whole foods will complement your body, keep you glowing, generate sustainable energy & satisfy you. Garlic, cinnamon, ginger, coconut oil, fruits & vegetables will transform your body.
No. 6 – Lemon Water: Spice up your water with detoxing herbs, fruits, vegetables & even spices. My favorite way to begin the morning before coffee or breakfast is a glass of warm or chilled lemon water. This is a simple step to take to kick start digestion. Other additions: mint, cucumber, lime, berries or cayenne pepper.