How to Avoid Inflammation in Your Body

Most processed foods are easy to prepare but they lack the essential elements required to keep your body healthy. Even worse they contribute to inflammation.

By: Guest Post

If you’re suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis, acid reflux or any number of other diseases, you might have chronic low-grade inflammation. Instead of taking medication you can tackle it by changing the foods that you consume.

North Americans have all but abandoned healthy diets and adopted the processed food habit. Supermarkets are abound with appealing fresh fruit and vegetables, yet most most shopping carts are filled with low-nutrition …

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Nine Groups of Organic Super Foods

Herbs and spices such as garlic, dandelion leaf, nettle, and parsley. The most potent spice is curcumin from the turmeric plant, a staple in Indian cuisine.

By: Dr. James Forsythe

Caution: Avoid genetically modified foods, whose long-term safety is unproven; GMOs are becoming especially common in soybeans and corn.

  • * Greens such as kale, spinach, broccoli, beet tops, and all dark green leafy vegetables in both whole and juice form; also nopal cactus, nettle leaf, and cabbages
  • * Maca root from the Andes and maca root juice
  • * Mushrooms, in particular these: reishi, cordyceps, maitake, chaga, mesima, lion’s mane, turkey

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Healthy Cooking

One of the simplest cooking techniques to master is steaming food in a perforated basket suspended above simmering liquid.

By: The weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic and Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Healthy cooking doesn’t mean you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in special cookware. Simply use standard cooking methods to prepare foods in healthy ways. You can also adapt familiar recipes by substituting other ingredients for fat, sugar and salt.

The following methods best capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in your food without adding too much fat or salt.

• Baking.  Besides breads and desserts, …

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