We already know that Inflammation is a problem in many diseases. So it makes sense that if we reduce the inflammation in our bodies we will have less problems. Right?
Of course it does. Less inflammation will obviously equate to less symptoms and less symptoms means a happier and healthier you.
So reducing the inflammation in our bodies is something you definitely want to do. The obvious questions is - "How can I do this?"
Well the good news is that diet, exercise and lifestyle changes can be powerful tools against inflammation. Today I am going to share 4 things that you can do to reduce the inflammation in your body. Look out for more information later in the week.
Step 1. Balance your Omega Fats
Eating too many inflammation-promoting omega-6 fats (found in vegetable oils, such as sunflower and corn, and processed and fast food made with them) and not consuming nearly enough inflammation-soothing omega-3 fats (found in salmon, tuna, flaxseeds, walnuts and olive oils) increases inflammation in the body. To better balance your omega fats, opt for as much fresh, unprocessed food as possible, swap your omega-6-rich corn or sunflower oil for omega-3-packed oil and load your plate with omega-3-rich foods. Eating just one healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids every day will mean you will be doing good things for the inflammation levels in your body.
Step 2. Enjoy a Massage
A massage isn’t just a treat it can be part of staying healthy. Receiving a 45-minute massage can greatly lower levels of two key inflammation-promoting hormones.It may also lower stress hormones as well. Either way, these inflammation-lowering results can be seen after just one massage. I make sure I have a massage every week. It really does help.
Step 3. Eat your Greens
There’s a lot of evidence that people with high inflammatory markers often have low magnesium levels and green leafy vegetables are rich in magnesium. Eating more magnesium-rich foods can help lower your inflammation. If you have trouble eating your greens try drinking them in a smoothie. The health benefits will be the same.
Step 4. Keep Stress at Bay
Stress increases your blood pressure and heart rate, therefore making your blood vessels work harder. If you experience a lot of stress and don't handle it very well then you’re simply pounding on them more often and creating damage. If that damage happens over and over, inflammation persists. So learn to meditate, take regular walks in nature and breathe deeply. you will quickly see the results.
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Yours in Health and Wellness
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