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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Christopher Scherer PAGE 1 How Parents Can Help Their Kindergartner Succeed PAGE 1 3 Tips to Help Organize Your Crazy Life PAGE 2 Pigs to the Rescue PAGE 3 Take a Break PAGE 3 Late-Summer Panzanella PAGE 3 The Best andWorst Foods for Inflammation PAGE 4 The food you eat plays a major role in how your body functions on the cellular level. Some foods can wreak havoc on your body, while others can make you feel great. This is especially true when it comes to that all-too- common ailment, inflammation. Here are a few examples of foods that lead to inflammation: SUGAR: One of the biggest culprits behind inflammation, sugar is far worse than eating fatty foods. It’s best to skip foods that have added sugar (and this includes sugar of any kind, including corn syrup, fructose, and sucrose). Many manufacturers now label food with more specific kinds of sugar to hide the fact that they added sugar to their product. Be sure to read labels carefully! REFINED CARBS: Basically anything made from white flour falls into this category, including bread, pasta, baked goods, and
FIND THE RIGHT FOOD BALANCE Foods That Cause and Reduce Inflammation
SALMON: As a source of healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is one of the best protein choices for people with inflammatory conditions, or for those who want to keep inflammation at bay.
cereals. Research suggests that refined carbs may be a bigger contributing factor than fat in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ALCOHOL: Too much alcohol puts a burden on your liver, an organ that helps flush toxins out of the body. You know all of those detox diets? They don’t work. In fact, the only way to detox is to let your liver do its job. When you consume alcohol, it’s harder for the liver to pump out the toxins in your body. When it can’t do its job properly, the result is inflammation. Now, for the good stuff. Eat these foods to reduce inflammation: BLUEBERRIES: Many studies call blueberries one of the best fruits you can eat to ease symptoms of inflammation. These blue orbs of goodness are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, polyphenols, and so much more. Eat a handful every day!
BROCCOLI: One of the most nutritious and easily accessible vegetables around, the little green buds that cover the tops
of broccoli are loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds.
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