As you know, we can’t prevent the aging process from happening but we can slow it down and improve our vitality, energy, and quality of life through what we eat!
Inflammation & Oxidative Damage
These are two processes that happen within our bodies that contribute to almost every degenerative disease.
They are involved in…
- heart disease
- cognitive decline
- other, less serious diseases that affect quality of life
- damage cells
- damage the delivery system for oxygen and blood
the body’s response to injury or irritation.
Acute inflammation occurs so that the body can recover from injuries, colds, or infections. This is all good… the body’s healing agent!
Chronic inflammation is not so great. Over time, it does damage that goes unnoticed because of the lack of symptoms. For this blog post, I am referring to inflammation as a result of a poor diet, stress, smoking and the lack of exercise.
I’m talking about free radicals. These rogue cells attack your good cells and actually damage your DNA. Simply put, they affect the way your cells repair and rebuild…
which leads to aging.
THE GOOD NEWS!
Unfortunately we can’t completely eliminate inflammation and free radicals from our body, BUT we can significantly reduce them!
- We can add foods filled with anti-inflammitory properties to our daily food routine
- Reduce the amount of chemicals that come in contact with your body.
For the next 2 weeks I will be talking about a new SUPER FOOD each day that will help fight against inflammation and free radicals!
Take this journey with me and invite your friends!