Eating Better Can Strengthen Your Immune System
There are so very many reasons to eat better. It can prevent cancer, you will feel better and you may even lose some weight in the process.
We seem to be in so much of a rush, we do not even think about what is for dinner!
Plan Some Meals
Your refrigerator should have plenty of fruits and vegetables in it!
Planning some good meals that are low and fat, whole foods such as fresh veggies, and simple foods such as a steamed sweet potato or squash is a thing of the past.
What are you eating?
Now it is fries and burgers. Easy, fast, but full of processing, fat and cholesterol. Today, many children have high cholesterol, and their parents don’t even know it.
Did you Know that you can avoid diseases if you just eat better?
There are many inflammatory diseases that can be prevented or helped if you change your diet and begin an exercise program. For example: Arthritis responds nicely to a diet that is low in inflammatory foods such as red meat and sugary foods. Jordan Rubin in his book The Great Physician’s RX for Arthritis explains that diet can be extremely important for keeping the inflammation down.
What to do for Inflammatory Diseases
Dr. Rubin advices eliminating processed foods and replacing them with healthy whole and organic foods. This will not only improve inflammation, but will also improve health in general.
Try to drop some weight. There is growing evidence that being overweight increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis, especially in the knees.
Begin to drink more water. Water works wonders for inflammatory difficulties.
Eat the Right Fats
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats
Monounsaturated ( omega-9) fatty acids
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
The 5 a day theory: Eat Fruits and Veggies, at least 5 a day
There is a web site called 5aday.org. Here are some of the most healthy 5s you can do!
yellow apples, oranges, apricots, papayas, cantaloupes, peaches, yellow figs, yellow pears, grapefruit, pineapples, lemons, tangerines, mangoes
butternut squash, yellow summer squash, carrots, sweet corn (grain), yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, yellow tomatoes, pumpkin and yellow winter squash.
These are the fruits and veggies that have the highest carotenoids that can help with inflammation.
Taken in part from: Rubin, J,. (2007). The Great Physician’s RX for Arthritis. Nashville, Tn. Thomas Nelson