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Just some information about me. I'm a wife, board certified integrative health counselor, and amateur ballroom dancer. I enjoy life by living each day like it is my last. One of my favorite hobbies is to travel, travel, travel, and to learn different cultures of all kinds. After a recent lay off..I realized my passion and purpose in life is to inspire people by showing them how to enjoy their life and to pamper all aspects of it. This includes your health, your wealth, and most important your mind by making the connection to what living is really about. Pampering4life is about making small changes and reaping BIG RESULTS! I look forward to opening up a new world for you so you to can live your BEST LIFE

Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy Steps To Reduce Body Inflammation

You know that eating healthy can help you lose weight, but what you might not be aware of is that certain foods help reduce inflammation and infection in your body as well. Eating foods high in antioxidants, avoiding processed foods, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly all help with the healing process by reducing inflammation in your body.
Eat foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidants improve circulation and digestion and also naturally reduce inflammation in the body. Many conditions and disease (arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, cataracts, high blood pressure, cancer, hypertension, birth defects, etc) can be avoided or improved by eating foods high in antioxidants 5-9 times a day. Here are SOME examples of foods that are high in antioxidants:
- strawberries
- blueberries
- raspberries
- blackberries
- grapes
- prunes
- fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, etc)
- broccoli
- papayas
- cantaloupe
- nuts (flaxseed, walnuts, etc)
- beans
- peppers
- beats
- asparagus
- sweet potatoes
- carrots
- pumpkin
- apricots
- tomatoes
- extra virgin olive oil
- dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)

Basically eat foods (raw fruits and vegetables) that are bright in color. The more colorful the better they are for you.

Avoid processed foods (anything in a box or package and doesn't look like it just came from the farm!) - processed foods are not rich in antioxidants. Processed foods contain saturated fat, trans fat, refined carbohydrates and preservatives which actually increase inflammation throughout your body. Many processed foods contain white flour in them - be sure to avoid white flour altogether.

Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks. Water keeps your body hydrated and helps with digestion. Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and a good option to sugary drinks (avoid putting sugar in the tea!)

Exercise regularly. Exercising for 30-60 minutes 3-5 times a week will help you naturally lose weight and reduce the amount of body weight exerting pressure on your joints and ligaments. Less pressure means less inflammation in your body.

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