Inflammation! ¡adiós!

It has become increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is one of the root causes of many serious illnesses. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. So why not try to eat foods which are known to prevent inflammation?

Proinflammatory Foods: bagels, breads, baked goods, cereals, corn syrup, crackers, fried foods, fast foods, ice cream, pizza….. OK you get the point?!?

Foods to help inflammation: 

Omgega 3 Fatty Acids-  Walnuts, hemp, salmon

Olive OIl

Antioxidant Rich Foods- Bright Colors

Spices- Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon, Turmeric ect..

Green Tea

Fresh Organic Produce

Honey Ginger Lemonade

 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup peeled fresh ginger slices
7 sprigs fresh mint
2 cups of clean water
4 cups ice cub

1. Put the juice, honey, ginger, and 1 chopped sprig of the mint in a large pitcher and stir, pressing the mint and ginger to release flavor.

2. Add the water and stir until the honey dissolves, then add the ice.

3. Pour into glasses and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and a fancy straw. Smile. ahhh

 

Asian Coleslaw

 medium head green cabbage, sliced thin
1 medium head red cabbage, sliced thin
3 T sea salt
3 large carrots, thin peels
1/4 cup minced scallions, sliced
1-3  T toasted or raw sesame seeds

Dressing: 2/3 C brown rice vinegar, 5 T sesame oil, 1 T maple syrup

1. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Massage with the salt, then add the sesame seeds.

2. Hand mix or blend the dressing.

3. Pour dressing over salad and mix.

Enjoy, my friends! ! !

 

 

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.

Pema Chodron

Namaste!

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