Allergy and asthma sufferers are all too familiar with inflammation (that is after all what interferes with their breathing), but you may not realize that inflammation also plays a key role in arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and many others.
What if you could add a simple tasty smoothie to your diet and lower your risk?
5 Inflammation Reducers
They are found in cold-water oily fish, walnuts, flax seeds, canola oil and pumpkin seeds. Adding omega-3 fatty acid supplements from flax oil or fish oil may also help reduce inflammation.
Proteins – Important to muscle growth and maintenance but many red meats are thought to trigger inflammation.
Increase your fish and lean meats instead. Soybeans, tofu, and soy milk are three great sources of soy proteins that may help to reduce your pain and inflammation.
Choose green leafy vegetables, green and brightly colored vegetables, and lots of fresh whole fruits. Eat at least five (and preferably more) servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Green vegetables and whole fruits are also important as sources of dietary fiber. An apple a day is more than a cliche it’s a true healthy way to add fiber to your diet.
Berries are also a great food choice, especially blueberries and strawberries, which are packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and antioxidants. The pigments in brightly colored fruits such as papaya, vegetables and berries contain many phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties. One example is quercetin, which is found in apple skins and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Water – And as always add water! Water cleanses toxins out of our bodies freeing our cells for greater work.
Green Tea – The flavonoids in green tea are potent natural anti-inflammatory compounds that have been shown in numerous studies to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
For me this is my perfect smoothie. Combining not only all the things above but also a few extra boosts to pack a big punch into a great after work out treat!
Matcha GT Smoothie 24 oz (frozen yogurt)
10 oz soy milk
3 scoops of Matcha GT
1 scoop Smoothie Essentials Fiber Blend
1 scoop Smoothie Essentials Omega 3 Blend
1 scoop Smoothie Essentials Protein Blend
8 oz vanilla frozen yogurt
8 oz ice
Added to a regular exercise routine and a healthy lifestyle these delicious additions can add quality to your life. Ask your local cafe, coffee shop or smoothie retailer to boost your drinks with Smoothie Essentials and MatchaGT brand products.
As with all other vitamin and dietary supplements available in the market place, it is always a good choice to consult with your healthcare provider.