* Basics of the Anti-Inflammatory Wellness Diet *
The anti-inflammatory diet consists of choosing quality alkaline food. This will form the basis for good health by providing abundant vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, and protective phytonutrients. Nothing is missing except the items which hinder your body from healing itself.
The intention of the diet is variety: including as much fresh, organic food as possible, minimizing the consumption of processed or fast foods, and eating a varied abundance of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables (promoting colors on your plate). Fish - twice a week - is an important item on the menu. If that is not possible, make sure augment your diet with Fish Oil supplements . Try to include soy products in your daily menu as well. Drinking red wine or oolong, white or green organic teas are another option on the menu. Remember to drink 3-4 liters of fresh, filtered water during the day.
The true emphasis of this diet plan is diminishing how often you eat foods that encourage inflammation such as saturated and trans fats, corn and soybean oil, refined carbohydrated, sugars, red meat and dairy. The by-product of being on such a diet is a lowered weight on the scale, a better, well-rounded diet, and an increased level of health.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet means increasing your intake of foods that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The antioxidants slow down the motion of tissue-damaging free radicals making healing possible. The three major antioxidants are: beta-carotene, Vitamin C and E , all found in colorful fruits and vegetables (especially in purple, blue, red, orange and yellow). Eat raw to get the full benefit (or lightly steamed).
Try adding a nutritional supplement such as Akea Essentials to your dietary plan. This power-packed and delicious powdered drink mix is added to juice and contains organic foods from all over the world (including lentils known for balancing and helping to regulate blood sugar levels). Foods containing high levels of probiotics and phytonutrients are carefully selected and fermented for ease in digestion. The foods chosen to be included in Akea Essentials are foods that people who live in regions where long-life is common eat on a daily basis. It has been established these foods are the basis for their longevity.
Within 6 minutes of drinking it, all the best nutrition the world over is coursing through your bloodstream. This premier quality, non-synthetic nutrition goes directly from your cup into your small intestine and out through your bloodstream where the nutrients are available to aid in the healing of inflammation or any other health issue you may have.