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Me again. Just here to keep talking about one of my favorite topics of all time: inflammation! You might remember in last week’s post all about inflammation, I let you in on my little ah-ha moment: chances are I’ve been in a state of or experienced some chronic inflammation over the past umm, well, 12 years. Not knocking my home team, ex-husband, cranky neighbors, placing blame or pointing fingers here. Just stating the obvious that hey, stress, lots of it, can lead to inflammation. And while things might look GREAT one someone’s outside, their inside might just be bursting with cortisol and anxiety. Sounds fun, right?
In addition to staying active, managing stress, and other lifestyle choices, eating anti-inflammatory foods in your diet can be thought of as a “controllable” line of defense when it comes to fighting inflammation. Why? In general, an anti-inflammatory diet is one that is baseline healthy: this includes a diet with ingredients high in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and unsaturated (or “good”) fats.
So, yeah, it’s kind of simple nutrition advice- in a really complicated world. If you’re trying to reduce your risk of chronic disease, focus on adding the best anti-inflammatory foods to your plate. Wait, let me rephrase that. IF YOU’RE TRYING TO DECREASE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? Read on… [oh and add some of the foods mentioned below to your grocery cart!].
Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet
Listen, I’m just glad we’re TALKING about inflammation. Or that it’s been a topic of conversation among girlfriends and myself the past few weeks. And while we’re all still trying to find ways to simplify life, stress less, and oh yeah, stress a little less [more less?], I figure the least I can do is offer some hope: food CAN help. Now hear me out: yes, you still have to make dinner. Yes, you still have to pack lunches. But by choosing foods that are better-for-you, you’ll already be one step closer to fighting inflammation.