Nutrition: Natural Anti-Inflammatories
by Kymythy R.
Are there any foods that
with muscle stiffness, aches, and pains?
many delicious foods that contain natural anti-inflammatory compounds.
first, let’s make sure you’re not consuming foods that are
your discomfort. Sugar really disrupts your body chemistry in many
ways and can make your body and mind feel tired and achy. People often
sugar, which comes in many forms, when their body feels sluggish and
a boost of energy. Unfortunately, while the immediate rise in blood
give you a short-lived burst, the drop in blood sugar that soon follows
make you feel worse than before. Caffeine works in a similar manner;
boost, then long fall. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the mornings
you wake up
with especially stiff achy muscles followed an evening before that
sugary dessert, alcohol (another form of sugar), or coffee. If you need
after dinner, before bed, or anytime, try eating some good protein
handful of raw nuts or seeds will provide you with nutrients that help
your blood sugar and provide the amino acids that muscles need to be in
Make sure the nuts or seeds are fresh and raw. When they’re
roasted or toasted,
they become rancid and detrimental to health.
definitely want to increase your consumption of foods rich in
these repair cell damage and help make you feel better all over. Raw
are loaded with antioxidants, so include them with every meal. Other
powerful anti-inflammatory action include ginger, bromelain, and the
fats in fish.
Ginger is a potent
and antioxidant. Try grating some into juice, tea, or your favorite
Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory found in fresh pineapple and the stem
especially rich in it. As for omega-3 fats found in fish, this is one
few times I will recommend that you take them in supplement form.
Unfortunately, fish is so contaminated with toxins these days, that
not to eat it too often. But, because the omega-3 essential fatty acids
beneficial to your body in numerous ways, I do recommend that you take
quality fish body oil daily. It's anti-inflammatory and lubricating to
and muscles, among other benefits. You might try making a great
beverage with fresh
pineapple and ginger. Add a spoon of fish oil (there are great tasting
there) and you’ve got a super smoothie to keep you moving
R. Schultze is a Clinical Nutritionist (C.N.) and has been a
trailblazer in the field of nutrition for nearly two decades. For
healthy and delicious recipes, check out her book “The Natural
Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You…and Your
Pets!” She is also author of the best-selling book “Natural
Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet.” Both
books are published by Hay House, Inc. For more information go to www.kymythy.com