Posted on May 28, 2019, 7 p.m.
Not only does inflammation contribute to pain, swelling, and other problems it is at the root of most modern diseases that can eventually lead to death, it is a silent killer.
Inflammation has been shown to be responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths in America. But it doesn’t have to end this way, you can fight back to tackle it. In a relatively short amount of time you could start to sleep better, have more energy and stamina, lose weight, and have less pain.
There are medications that can help to deal with inflammation, but more and more people are choosing to look for more natural ways to manage inflammation without the need for pharmaceuticals and their possible negative side effects.
This smoothie recipe may help you battle inflammation as it contains some ingredients that are known for helping to fight those everyday issues we all have. In addition to being fast, easy and delicious every ingredient in this smoothie has been found to have inflammation fighting properties, you could even add a little organic honey to sweeten it a little or a dash of cinnamon and add to the benefits. Don’t be afraid to experiment and add in some of your favourite healthy foods if you think it will taste good, such as adding an apple(cored), which also has anti-inflammatory compounds which can change up the taste as well.
To make this inflammation reducing smoothie you need: A blender; 1 cup of fresh chopped pineapple; ½ of a peeled and chopped organic sweet potato; 1 large peeled and sliced organic carrot; 1 inch of fresh ginger root; ½ cup of filtered water; and optionally a little bit of organic honey and/or cinnamon. Chop and slice the ingredients, then place all ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth. Poor the smoothie in a tall glass and enjoy. Note: some ice cubes could even be used as well if your blender is strong enough to make it a cool treat.
In a rush and don’t really have time to eat, this smoothie takes moments to make so you can still eat on the fly. If you find yourself frequently in a rush it helps to clean and prep fruits and vegetables so they are ready at a moments notice, not only that but you may just find yourself reaching for a healthy snack if it’s there ready when you open the fridge door looking for something to munch on.
To help fight inflammation it is best to avoid smoking, refined carbohydrates, fried foods, soda and other sweetened beverages, as well as processed foods.
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