Dr Oz: Food & Inflammation
Dr Oz wanted everyone to learn a little more about why you should start paying attention to the food you should eat, instead of the food you shouldn’t. That mindset switch alone can make extraordinarily positive changes regarding your health. He spoke to Dr Josh Axe, a doctor of natural medicine, who explained that so many people are eating foods that are causing far too much inflammation. Some of those foods include processed sugars, hydrogenated oils, refined carbohydrates, and even some grains.
If inflammation stays in an area for a long period of time, it begins to wreak havoc and cause problems like arthritis, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and even some types of cancer.
If you instead follow an anti-inflammatory regimen, you can encourage your body to do the right thing and keep inflammation away.
Dr Oz: Avoid Pre-Packaged Oatmeal & Eat Dark Fruit
The first step of the regimen is to get rid of inflammatory foods. It can be hard to figure out which foods are causing inflammation. For example, between Greek yogurt, apple cinnamon oatmeal, and strawberries, would you know which would cause inflammation in the body? All three seem healthy right? It turns out that pre-packaged oatmeal like apple cinnamon oatmeal, can often be loaded with sugar. You’re best to avoid pre-packaged oatmeals.
As for what you want to add to your diet, try adding dark-colored fruit to your breakfast. They’re loaded with antioxidants so reach for goji berries, red grapes, figs, cherries, cranberries, pomegranates, purple grapes, blackberries, plums, or blueberries.
One fabulous way to enjoy dark-colored fruit is on a fruit pizza. Use a gluten-free pizza crust topped with grass-fed yogurt and sprinkle your fruit all over. Then add coconut flakes on top and you’re good to go!
Dr Oz: DIY Omega-3 Trail Mix
Another way to calm inflammation is to sneak in omega-3s with hemp seeds. Try making your own omega-3 trail mix with the following ingredients:
- hemp seeds
Lastly, try replacing your afternoon soda with Turmeric Tonic and a little meditation to calm your body from the inside-out.