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Inflamation in the Body

Lots of study’s have been released over the last couple years showing the disturbing trend between inflammation in the body and disease and/or chronic illness/conditions.

Here are some anti-inflammatory foods to help keep inflammation down in the body.

Food Group:

Meat, Fish, Poultry:

Anti-inflammatory:

  • chicken, trukey and lamb
  • all legumes, dried peas and lentils.
  • cold water fish: such as salmon, halibut and mackerel

Inflammatory:

  • red meats
  • cold cuts, frank furter, sausage and canned meats
  • eggs

Dairy Products:

Anti-inflammatory:

  • unsweetened, live culture yogurt.
  • milk substitutes such as: rice milks, nut milks and soy beverages

Inflammatory:

  • milk and cheese
  • cream and ice cream
  • non-dairy sweeteners

 

 

High Powered Vitality Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get many essential nutrients in one delicious, easy meal.

This power packed smoothie is full of omega oils, chlorophyll, antioxidants, protein, and much more. Sure to keep you energized for your morning or afternoon if you have it at lunch!

Ingredients – Vitality Smoothie

2 kale leaves

handful of raw spinach

2 stalks celery chopped

1/4 fresh beet chopped

1/3 cup blueberries

1 banana

2 cm of fresh ginger root chopped fine

1 tbsp spirulina or other greens powder

1 heaping tbsp of sesame, almond or any other nut butter

Options

Add half an avocado (extra creaminess and good oils), hemp seeds (extra protein), half a carrot (beta carotene- good for skin and eyes) 1-2 tbsp omega oil, or 1/2 cup or 1 cup room temperature or warm water depending on how thick you like your smoothie. (In Chinese Medicine we discourage eating and drinking things that are cold in temperature as this dampens the digestive fire and can decrease your energy).

Instructions

Blend until smooth and enjoy!