Eliminating inflammatory foods can help you negate and possibly reverse the effects of certain diseases and prevent you from catching others. There are science and studies that back up the claim, and go to show that what you eat is what you become- if you have processed foods that are riddled with refined sugars and fats, then it is just as good as placing a welcome mat for unruly diseases that leave you ill and weak.
Here are some of the ways in which you can reverse the damage that is caused, by sticking to plant-based foods:
No To Animal Products
When we refer to animals we mean all types of meats from chicken and fish to lamb, beef and pork- yes, even egg and dairy products too. Milk, cheese, milk yogurt, milk curd must all to be shown the door.
The reason for this is because these are triggers for inflammation and can worsen your immune system. It causes the weakening and eventual destruction of healthy protective gut bacteria, causes the damaging of tissue due to frequent inflammation and can be the cause behind hemorrhaging.
But, what about the nutrients and proteins that we get from it? Where will we find them? Where will I get my calcium which I generally get from milk?
Calcium and several other proteins and essential fatty acids can be found from a variety of sources such as green leafy veggies like broccoli, spinach and kale. You can enjoy the nutrients and vitamins from them, without the worry about the risk that is abundant in dairy products.
The reason why we shift from animal meats to plant-based meats is not that we like it, but more so because it is the perfectly healthy way to get your load of nutrients.
No More Oils
Oils are laden with omega-6 fatty acids that are inflammatory – the balancing anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids are usually missing in them. The omega-6 fatty acids cause inflammatory immune cells that cause frequent swelling in your insides and your gut linings. This can become dangerous for those who have chronic inflammatory diseases like autoimmune diseases.
Plants, on the other hand, have an equal balance of both Omega-3s and 6s which jumpstarts the healing process. Vegetable oils are imbalanced with the exception of olive oil that has a great ratio between the two.
Use olive oil and spray lightly on a non-stick pan the next time you are cooking. The step to healing and self-care requires patience and effort from your end. You will reap the rewards down the line, nevertheless.