How to Reduce Inflammation
How to reduce inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s immune response to protect and heal us from infection and foreign substances, including bacteria and viruses. Chronic, or prolonged, inflammation results in long-term tissue destruction and may be the underlying basis to hosts of chronic diseases such as some cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s’ disease, and arthritis. Culinary Expert, Holly Clegg’s cookbook, trim&TERRIFIC™ Eating Well To Fight Arthritis: 200 Easy Recipes and Practical Tips to Help Reduce Inflammation and Ease Symptoms, aims to aid the estimated 46 million adults in the United States living with a form of arthritis and inflammatory diseases.
How to Reduce Inflammation with Food To Ease Arthritis Symptoms
Epidemiology studies show that populations such as the Greeks with a Mediterranean diet high in fruits and vegetables, nuts, healthy oils and fatty fish have less chronic disease. Several nutrients may be specifically important in helping to reduce inflammation, such as the antioxidants Vitamin C, Carotenoids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. All of which are included in the Anti-Inflammatory chapter of Eating Well to Fight Arthritis with recipes such as Stuffed Bell Pepper Bake, Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad and Roasted Seasoned Salmon. Move over orange juice, did you know 1 cup of bell pepper provides 200% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C? Recipes include nutritional information, diabetic exchanges and high resolution photos.
Toss the Fork Pizza Recipe
You don’t have to give up pizza to eat healthier! Wondering how to reduce inflammation? Try including better options for your pizza topping such as red pepper, spinach and white beans to help fight inflammation as in this Chicken, Red Pepper, Spinach and White Bean Pizza. There’s more Vitamin C in a red pepper than an orange so start adding peppers to your recipes. Sometimes it can be difficult on your joints to hold a fork, and pizza is just the answer.
Chapters organized by the symptoms they combat:
- No Fuss Foods: Easy-to-prepare foods light on the joints
- Anti-Inflammatory Foods rich in Vitamin C, Carotenoids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Bone Building Recipes high in calcium and vitamin D which combat osteoporosis
- Fight Fatigue: Foods that boost energy when tired
- Fill Up with FIber: High fiber recipes
- Toss the Fork: Easy to Hold Favorites
- Spice Up Your Life: Recipes with spices that have anti-inflammatory properties
- 200 recipes will full color-photographs
- Nutritional and dietary exchange information
- Symbols highlight Diabetic-friendly recipes within the ADA guidelines
- Symbols highlight Freezer-friendly, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free recipes
- Terrific Tips, quick recipe references, and shortcuts
- Nutrition Nuggets: important information about nutrient-rich ingredients in each recipe
How to reduce inflammation is an important topic. As the second most frequently reported chronic condition in the U.S.*, arthritis can strike at any age. Clegg worked closely with the Arthritis Association of Louisiana to research and learn the correlation between food and arthritis. The family-friendly recipes throughout the book are made of ingredients that work to alleviate arthritic symptoms, such as joint inflammation, fatigue and nausea. Can certain foods ease arthritis symptoms? Holly’ practical arthritis cookbook is designed to focus on foods to help minimize the effects of arthritis with easy-to-follow, mainstream, time-friendly and super-satisfying recipes.
For more information, visit www.hollyclegg.com or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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