Inflammation is the bodies response to a perceived injury or infection and is most commonly a very healthy response from your body. However, this immune response sometimes occurs when it ought not to when stimulated by:
- toxins in the body
- chronic stress
- autoimmune disorders
Instead of helping the body heal, if these triggers persist, the chronic state of inflammation can lead to a number of health challenges that can be as severe as cardiac disease, depression, arthritis, brain disorders and even cancer.
Studies at Harvard Medical School state the best tools for combating inflammation in the body comes from your food and not a pharmacy. The key is to avoid or diminish sugar, refined carbs, fried foods and red meat – All of which cause significant levels of inflammation.
5 anti-inflammatory foods
1. Food rich in Omega 3-6 – Udos Oil is the best source of Omega 3-6-9 on the market.
Strawberry and Ginger Citrus Smoothie
- 2 oranges, squeezed
- 1 banana
- 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger, grated
- 125g of strawberries
- A handful of blueberries and raspberries
Chocolate Protein Porridge
- 40g oats
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 200ml of water, depending on porridge thickness preference
- Tablespoon of Udos Oil
- 1/2 banana
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of strawberries