Eat Something Green Today!

With most greens like spinach or kale, when eaten raw it is loaded with a high vitamin and mineral content, but when cooked it releases many phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are natural plant organic compounds often called phytonutrients that are well known for potential health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties that help to protect against heart disease, while…

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Not All Fish Are Created Equal!

I recommend fish as part of a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet. However, not all fish provide the same benefits, and some species should be limited or avoided altogether. The Good: Omega-3-rich fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for sustained physical and mental health. Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk and symptoms of…

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Cherry Juice Aids Post-Exercise Muscle Recovery!

Cherries contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds including flavonoids and anthocyanins that confer anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Joanna Bowtell, from the Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre at London South Bank University (United Kingdom), and colleagues studied 10 well-trained men who consumed either a cherry juice, or the isoenergetic fruit concentrate beverage (control drink), for…

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The 3 hour recovery window!!!

After a strenuous workout, you have about a three-hour window to refuel the body for proper recovery.  Inhibit inflammation and recover faster by supporting your immune system with natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, like those containing vitamin C (kiwifruit, broccoli) or vitamin E (sunflower seeds, spinach), carotenoids (cantaloupe, sweet potatoes), selenium (tuna, chicken breast), omega-3…

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