What's up with Foods that Reduce Inflammation?
by Kayla Howard
Anti inflammation is all the rage. In fact, I bet you'd find several books about it just in your local bookstore. Inflammation effects health, beauty, energy, weight and more. Exercise is a very important part of reducing inflammation, especially rehabilitative workouts like T-Tapp. We were made to move and work not sit on soft couches all day–it's just the way it is. Skin brushing is also an effective way to reduce inflammation and water retention. But what about diet?
Have you ever found yourself reading a great, well researched and very convincing book on health and food? Do you find yourself feeling quite compelled to go out right now and start this diet! It MUST be the answer to all your weight and health problems–in fact, you might just die by age 40 if you don't do what's outlined! It's true, eating better helps you feel better but eating better isn't the only key.
Inflammation diets are often restrictive and overwhelming to begin. Not to mention that often your family isn't interested in eating collard greens for breakfast. Full on "healthy" eating can seem really unattainable to most families of size. It can be just plain expensive! Often when we're given a list of foods we can eat or not eat it only serves to increase our desire for something not on that list. When we fail, we might just quit or feel defeated. We feel like we're failing our families by feeding them cheerios instead of green smoothies or homemade yogurt. Why not look at healthy eating in a new light? Stop beating yourself up because you don't want to make your own bread, can't afford free range chicken eggs and absolutely do not want a goat in your back yard. Make a new mindset that says, "I will add good food choices to my diet as it is right now and let the bad things drop off naturally." I guarantee worrying about your diet will have more negative effects on your health than the diet itself!
A healthy mindset and loving heart has reduced more inflammation off my body than anything else the world offers. Giving fear and anxiety the boot surprised me by healing my inflamed digestive system! Putting my hope in God, having faith and understanding His deep love for me and each one of us has increased my energy and helped me see beyond myself.
Does that mean I eat Twinkies for breakfast or Velveeta cheese for lunch? NO WAY! Do I choose foods that aren't GMO and pick olive oil over soy oil based products? For SURE! Is my pantry stuffed with nearly every grain and seed known to man ready to be sprouted or ground into fresh tasty flour? ABSOLUTELY! But here's the bottom line; When it comes to food, put your focus on adding good food vs cutting foods out. The following link is a list of anti-inflammatory foods for you to consider just adding to your diet, not using for your only diet.
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Drop her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org