In this life, you only get one body – you want to look and feel as good as possible, right? You don’t have to suffer any longer! Here’s your guide to relieve inflammation . . . the natural way!
The Natural Foodie Ways to Relieve Inflammation
1. First things first, are you getting enough omega-3 fatty acids? Inflammation can be extremely painful, and has been known to cause irritation, infection, redness, and swelling. However, fueling your body with omega-3 fatty acids has been known to counteract this discomfort. Just where can you find these good, fatty acids?
- Fish Oil
- Chia Seeds
- Herring and Salmon
2. Are you currently getting enough vitamin D? Used to treat a variety of ailments, including bone weakness and pain, bone loss, and inflammation, there are different ways to consume vitamin D, including:
- Egg Yolks (other dairy products)
- Beef Liver
3. This may be the hardest tip of all, but it’s an important one: avoid Sugar! Sugar tastes good, gets in the way of the healing process and can cause mayhem in the long term. The rule of moderation applies – sometimes, you just need to treat your body. However, think about it: Is suffering from inflammation worth consuming large amounts of sugar? If you have a sweet tooth, it may be difficult, but try to avoid foods that are high in sugar.
4. There should be plenty of antioxidant-rich foods included in your diet. Particularly, antioxidants can help keep you healthy, and even assist in preventing diseases, as they prohibit the oxidation of other molecules in the body. While you can take an antioxidant vitamin, it’s also easy to find these nutrients in common foods. Try eating the following (perhaps you already do):
- Purple and Red Grapes
- Blueberries and Strawberries
- Nuts (specifically, walnuts)
- Dark Green Vegetables (the best examples are broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard greens)
5. The Techie Way
While inflammation is the healing way the body responds to injury, it can cause diseases when chronic.
Whole body cryotherapy is a natural and healthy alternative to pain relievers. The cold temperature cause the body to reboot itself, increasing the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals that will soothe the affected areas. The improved blood flow will allow for a more effective elimination of the toxins that were slowing down the healing process.
There are many benefits to using cryotherapy from physical recovery to health and wellness; its most immediate being alleviating pain and decreasing inflammation.
If you want to relieve inflammation the natural way, then start incorporating the tips listed above into your daily life. Unfortunately, change takes time. You can’t consume a bunch of blueberries today, and sporadically feel better tomorrow. However, if you begin making consistent changes, and stick with a plan, you’ll be sure to feel better in no time!