Sunday, August 12, 2018

5 Foods to Reduce Pain

Studies are showing that eating an anti-inflammatory diet (Mediterranean Diet style) can help reduce diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, as well as help reduce joint pain, aches and pains and symptoms of arthritis. 

"Over the past 15 years, an ever-increasing number of chronic health problems has been associated with persistent, low-level, whole-body inflammation, sometimes referred to as "metainflammation." For example, our risk of obesity, diabetes, and many forms of heart disease is known to be increased by the presence of metainflammation. In addition, our risk of many common health problems—including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and peptic ulcer—is increased by ongoing, low-grade inflammation. And we can lower our risk of all the problems above through increased intake of anti-inflammatory nutrients, especially within an overall diet plan that is balanced and focused on whole, minimally processed foods." George Mateljan, World's Healthiest Foods

Try incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet today! Why not add two or more every week and see how you can transform how you feel. Try these:
  • sweet potato
  • wild-caught salmon (Sockeye)
  • wild blueberry (or regular blueberry)
  • broccoli
  • turmeric (powder or fresh root)
Hint:  notice the colors of these foods

Salmon with Mustard and Ginger

Try this easy-to-prepare recipe not only for great taste but to add an extra boost of those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes


•8 oz salmon fillet
•2 tsp + 1 TBS lemon juice
•1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
•1 clove garlic, pressed
•1 tsp yellow or Dijon mustard
•1/2 tsp soy sauce
•2 TBS cilantro
•2 TBS grated ginger
•sea salt and pepper to taste

  • To Quick Broil salmon, preheat broiler and place an all stainless steel skillet (be sure the handle is also stainless steel) or cast iron pan under the heat for about 10 minutes to get it very hot. The pan should be 5 to 7 inches from the heat source.
  • Rub salmon with 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper. (You can Quick Broil with the skin on; it just takes a minute or two longer. The skin will peel right off after cooking.)
  • Using a hot pad, pull pan away from heat and place salmon on a hot pan, skin side down. Return to broiler. Keep in mind that it is cooking rapidly on both sides so it will be done very quickly, usually in 7 minutes depending on thickness.
  • Test with a fork for doneness. It will flake easily when it is cooked.
  • Salmon is best when it is still pink inside.
  • Top salmon 1 TBS lemon juice and the remaining ingredients.
Serves 2 - Recipes from The George Mateljan Foundation - World's Healthiest Foods

Link to the Anti-inflammatory Food Pyramid (Dr. Andrew Weil)

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