You may have heard the word Anti-Inflammatory thrown about. It usually comes in the same sentence of alkaline and alkalise but not really know what it means?
Do not worry you are not alone. However, if it is one new word you can put into your mind this month I would highly recommend
When we talk about inflammation and the body we are talking about: joint pain, chronic fatigue, acne, digestive issues or any amount of pain in the body.
Inflammation is one of the largest root causes of disease today. Diabetes, heart disease and other major health problems all stem back to inflammation in some way or another. When the body is out of balance, the pH levels of the blood are affected. This not only disturbs the body’s natural processes but also makes you feel pretty horrible in the meantime.
Many people are even suffering inflammation and possibly don’t even realize it.
What can you do to minimise Inflammation?
Well, first things first an alkaline diet helps with inflammation.
Filling your body with:
and of course lots and lots of greens!
The main culprits that cause inflammation are the usual CRAP
C – Caffeine
R – Refined Sugar
A – Alcohol
P – Processed Food
So if you cut down on these and boost on the others your body will start to feel refreshed and vibrant.
Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Curry
Here is a little recipe I make when I am feeling a little inflamed to put my body back in check.
I cook this up, package it up and take it to the office with me to keep my body de-stressed even if it’s stressful at work!
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2cm root ginger, peeled and grated
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- 4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 fresh chilli, seeded and sliced
- 500g butternut squash, diced
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 5 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Prep: 15min Cook: 30 mins Store: in fridge or freeze
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, turmeric and chilli for about 2 minutes.
Add in squash and allow to brown slightly.
Stir in tomatoes and coconut milk.
Simmer gently for 20 minutes until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For extra leafy goodness – add some spinach at the end when cooling.
The Turmeric which I use for this recipe is Wunder Workshop Organic Golden Turmeric Powder.
A Notting Hill based food brand focussing on health promotion & disease prevention.
Set up by Tom & Zoe, WUNDERWORKSHOP is inspired by Ayurveda – the Science of Life, whose principles are based upon a preventive approach to health. WUNDERWORKSHOP uses functional ingredients to maximize life‘s potential, enabling you to live better, work harder and to be stronger (for longer!).
What are you waiting for! Tackle Inflammation head on!
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