Hot topic people! In a world of keto, carnivore, whole food, go vegan or go home craze, each ”diet” or lifestyle DOES have something in common – and that is encouraging that if you’re going to eat food, make sure its ANTI-INFLAMMATORY. So…WTF does that mean?
Inflammation, in-short, is a protective mechanism that allows your body to defend itself against infection, illness, or injury. It can also occur on a chronic basis, which can lead to various diseases. Inflammation can be caused by eating shitty food, sitting a lot, stress, and not getting enough sleep. So pretty much every working American has inflammation. And more specifically, and UNSCIENTIFICALLY, I call this “SWELLMONELLA”.
By the end of the work day, I exhibit swellmonella if I haven’t been moving around (under 5k steps by 5 PM) and if I’ve eaten processed food. What I’ve done to combat this is introduce anti-inflammatory foods in to my diet. There actually are NOT a lot of anti-inflammatory options, so that can make it easy or hard for you, depending on your food preferences. Here’s my short list of anti-inflammatory foods and drinks:
- Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries
- Tumeric & Curcumin supplement – I use this one by Vimerson Health
- Adding cinnamon to my black coffee
- Green Tea with lemon
- Lemon water with cayenne pepper
So seriously, that’s it. I know, not a lot of options but I’m just being real here. Other anti-inflammatory foods to consider but may not be the best choice when considering calories & carbs are extra virgin olive oil, dark chocolate, and purple grapes.
Does anyone else have self-diagnosed swellmonella? Try mixing these foods in your diet to combat it. #swellmonellasolutions #thebookofcaleb