eat to beat inflammation pain

Eat with a rainbow in mind– Colorful veggies and fruits are rich in antioxidants and help fight inflammation. Include apples, berries, tomatoes, kale, beets and bell peppers

Fishy Fats- omega three fatty acids block inflammatory compounds. mackeral, sardines, salmon, tuna, trout and herring are good examples. Wild fish over farm or tank grown is preferred

Add spices-tumeric protects joints from inflammation, and ginger has similar properties.  Add tumeric to curries, add ginger to stir fries and fresh ginger root sliced in hot water to make tea.

Eliminate sugar drinks– Phosphoric acid in soft drinks makes knee arthritis worse

GREEN TEA– high in antioxidants called catechins and protect joints from cartilage damage

Eat a well balance meal, low in sugar, meat and refined grains since they all increase inflammation.

Have half your plate as fruits and or veggies, 1/4 as whole grains, and 1/4 as protein such as eggs, fish, beans or legumes, nuts and seeds

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Quinoa, oats, barley and flax seed with stewed prunes

I decided to follow my own recipe for what I would consider a healthy breakfast cereal with protein, carbs and good fat. So I added quinoa for protein, steel cut oats and barley for healthy carbs, and stewed the prunes- for fruit with flax seeds as a healthy omega three oil. It boiled, and then I stored it in containers to have for breakfast for the week. Preparation in diet is important to health and maintenance of weight. It takes the guess work out of eating. I most likely will have this cereal with an additional fresh fruit such as blueberries or a banana. Bananas contain tyrosine- which gets converted to the feel good chemical Dopamine. We can all get off on a good start with healthy food- making a healthy chemicals in the brain, that make us feel good.