An inflammation is a synonym of infection, is the reaction of your body in response to harmful pathogens or irritants. Harmful stimuli can be either a cold virus or indulging in a fatty sugary meal… The body does not discriminate 😁
I usually like to step up my health game in the fall season, we are here now… so I wanted to share with you, five of my go to anti-inflammatory recipes when I am feeling under the weather …Don’t worry I am not a chef or anything, these are some basic quick fool proof recipes ideas
Ginger lemon Tea or infusion
I personally prefer infusions, any herbs will do..just make sure you like them , grind some ginger there and add some drops of lemon juice. A perfect way to start and end your day
Ginger: is a anticancer,anti-inflammation and an anti-oxidant
Lemon: a blood purifier and great for digestion and constipation
Just mash an avocado, add lemon, cider vinegar ,salt and pepper before spreading it on your natural organic whole-wheat toasts ( if you have celiac disease then that’s gluten-free bread for you girlfriend!)
Sprinkle some grounded flaxseed powder or some chiaseeds and voilà! Enjoy..
Avocado: a rich source of anti-inflammatory monounsaturated “good” fats and phytosterols. … it contains vitamin E , vitamin C, manganese, selenium and zinc that also helps to soothe inflammation.
Cider vinegar: the list of benefits is just too long
Chia seeds: an anti-inflammatory food that supplies a high dose of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.
Spread your cut, washed broccoli on a cooking sheet, add salt and pepper and a lot of grounded garlic and bake for 30 minutes
Broccoli: contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients such as sulforaphane which helps the body to get rid of potentially carcinogenic compounds.
Garlic : contains sulfur compounds that stimulate your immune system to fight disease.
Tofu curry with cauliflower rice
Heat up a table spoon of oil (honestly I guestimate that ish), add onions, Diced Tofu,salt,peper,a lot of curry. For an added boost add more turmeric.
For the cauliflower rice, just put some cauliflower in a blender and blend for 20 seconds, until its rice texture.
Then you add all to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, before you take off the pan off the heat add 20cl of coconut cream.
And serve while is hot.
Cauliflower: Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin.
Curry (contains turmeric): turmeric is one of the best antioxidant in the market, it helps fight inflammation, helpful for arthritis, brain boosting, protects against heart diseases and cancer
Berry Chia seed nice cream
For the chia seed’s pudding, mix 3 tablespoons of chia seeds with some almond milk and one table spoon of honey…and let it set for at least 1 hour.
I buy frozen berries from the store, but you can prepare your own, but make sure you have some variety in there, I mix it while its frozen and serve it with the chia seed’s pudding
Berries: Blackberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries. These berries are comparable alternatives to blueberries and are equally high in antioxidants. Not only they reduce inflammation, but they can protect the brain from aging and prevent diseases, such as cancer and dementia
Weird healthy hack for my working girls out there:
- Starbucks or work cafeteria:
Sprinkle some cinnamon on you morning Americano or Expresso, for added anti-inflammation action…
Latte lover! I got you!! Try Starbucks new turmeric latte with coconut milk (no added sugar, ofcourse!)
- Bar salad or restaurant:
Always choose leafy greens for your salad, instead of lettuce, they are packed full of nutrients..
Ask for salad dressing on the side, and make it from olive oil and lemon juice.Most restaurant are able to accomodate this request, even at chipotle *mind blown*
Trying to cut down on soda…No worries ,ask for sparkling water with pieces of lemon ( freaking detox water on point!)