Juicing And Inflammation
If you have been reading my articles you are aware of your diet being your main inflammation plan, never until food caused me to experience chronic inflammation did I realize truly how our diets can manage our symptoms. My immune system is very sensitive to what I put into my body when I put something into my body which my immune system sees as a threat in less than 30 minutes I can feel my inflammation increasing. Maybe my immune system is more sensitive than most people’s, but I have found by eating small amounts of food more often I can manage my symptoms to be less severe. I learned this through my elimination diet if you are having serious problems managing your symptoms this is the best way to know which foods are your trigger foods. You might be surprised just like I was what some of your trigger foods might be, this has worked very well for me and it is much less expensive than having allergy tests done. Besides saving you a ton of money, this is much more of an accurate way to find your trigger foods.
How Juicing Manages Your Inflammation
Juicing is the mixture of high anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables to increase the amount of anti-inflammatory food we get into our bodies, I have experienced juicing for inflammation to be very easy to do. For myself it was impossible for me to get enough of these foods to manage my symptoms consistently through my meals alone, for anyone with the desire to lose some weight this is an extra benefit of juicing. I mix up a big pitcher with my favorite combinations of these foods, you can have a juice with your meals or use them for nutritious snacks. I often go with the formula of 80% veggies and 20% fruits, plus I will usually add some herbs and spices for some an extra immune boost.
Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices
Preparing your own juice mixture is the only way to go if you check the majority of the juices on the market there is a bunch of nasty junk in them which will cause inflammation. Consider anything not all natural to be a possible trigger for your symptoms, artificial coloring and flavoring and preservatives you really should eliminate as much as possible. The foods we cannot eliminate from our diet with these types of ingredients we should cut back as much as possible, the more of these we put into our bodies the more response we receive from our immune system with chronic inflammation. If you can afford to invest in a juicer that is great, but if not you can do as I do and make your juices in your blender. I have found if you are taking prednisone you should not be eating grapefruit because grapefruit interferes with this type of medication. Another medication is any type of blood thinners with leafy greens is not a good idea, these foods interfere with these medications so your medication might not work as well as it should for you.
Antioxidant Rich Foods For Inflammation
Most of your fruits and veggies are good choices for juicing, there are some fruits and veggies you might desire adding to your juices to receive the most benefits you possibly can. I also find adding the fruits and veggies I am not crazy about eating into a juice allows me to get these into my body, otherwise I would more likely do without them and miss out on the vitamins they provide.
Red Delicious Apples
Granny Smith Apples
Best For Juicing
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Juicing is a very good way to get more anti-inflammatory foods into your body every day, by simply substituting a few of your snacks or beverages for a healthy glass of your home-made nutritious juice you will be managing your inflammation much better. Most of us just are not getting enough of these into our bodies through our meals and snacks, be sure not to add any of the nightshade food group until your positive they are not trigger foods for you. Most people with chronic inflammation and autoimmune disease these foods are trigger foods, consider doing an elimination diet which will be the best thing you ever do. Most people with symptoms from inflammation do much better on Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Fish Oil supplements. One more thing which is very important go Gluten-Free, in two weeks with out gluten you will experience much less inflammation.