6 PreventionTips to Combat Inflammation

To keep your body feeling and looking it's best you must understand what is happening to age your body and how to deal with it so it doesn't has as much effect on you.

High levels of inflammation are the result of an overreactive immune system, which can be managed through anti-inflammatory substances.

Chronic and systemic inflammation has been correlated to diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and atherosclerosis. An inflammatory marker called C-Reactive Protein (CRP) was shown in the 1990s to be equally or more accurate in predicting a heart attack as high blood pressure or cholesterol.

While results are still inconclusive with regards to the role of inflammation in degenerative diseases, there is strong evidence to support these claims.

Facts are inflammation may be the cause of the body broken down or weakened by old age actually gives us great hope. High levels of inflammation are the result of an overreactive immune system, which can be managed through anti-inflammatory substances.

Six preventative tips to help you keep inflammation – and the associated pain and stiffness – at bay:

1. Include plenty of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in your diet. Omega 3 rich oils from cold water fatty fish, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds** are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil is another great source of heart healthy fat.

2. Berries are packed with amazing phytochemicals and antioxidants that combat free radicals in your body. Free radicals create oxidation and inflammation. Studies show that blueberries are particularly helpful for neurological health; they were shown to enhance cognition and coordination.

3. Vitamin C is another great antioxidant and is essential for connective tissue health. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce the negative effects of stress hormones post exercise, so if you’re headed to the gym, be sure to take along some Emergen-C.

4. Drink plenty of purified water! Your body needs fluid to flush waste products and toxins out of the body as well as carry the phytonutrients from your digestive system to your cells.

5. Apples and red onions are high in a nutrient called quercetin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Including these foods in your diet may help inhibit inflammation.

6. Avoid sugar and chemically laden foods! This is probably the most important point. If you’re diet is generally poor, no supplements or foods alone are powerful enough to overcome it. On the list of foods to avoid are white bread, white refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners.

**pumpkin seeds is one of the main ingredients in Nutriferon Learn more about this powerful immune builder and see why think Nutriferon will be the answer for many this fall when the flu virus's kick in full force.

Cindy McAsey
Barefoot in the Garden

Providing natural solutions for anti-aging

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