Thursday, March 4, 2010

Changes

When I decided to change my diet, it had to be a whole hearted, one hundred percent committment. I have talked to people who have said that changing their diet did not work for them. I found out that they only cut out a couple of things and were still in pain. That just does not work. I went through my cupboards and cleared out all oils that were high in omega 6 (inflammatory fats) white flour, white sugar, processed foods. To my diet, I added generous amounts of salmon, whole grain, fruits, and vegetables. I also added good Omega 3 fatty foods such as avocado, olives, flaxseed, and whole wheat pasta with added Omega 3's.

For me, sacrificing flavor and delicious satisfying meals was not an option. In my family food is not just fuel for survival,but an event. We love to eat and food is the focus of every family gathering.

I have been creating delicious and nutritious anti-inflammatory recipes.
There are so many ways to add foods that fight inflammation to your daily diet. It is my hope to share these ideas with you as I learn and develop more recipes.

One very simple idea is adding some ginger to your first cup of coffee in the morning. Ginger in an anti-inflammatory. I notice about a half an hour after my coffee that my fingers are less stiff and I feel much better. Great way to start my day.

2 comments:

  1. I never thought to add Ginger to my coffee!! Do you use the ground ginger or ginger root?

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  2. Genny, I use ground ginger but have been wanting to try the ginger root. Let me know if you do, and how it works for you.

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