Cooling Pineapple Juice To Reduce Inflammation – Saturday Strategy
POSTED ON May 19, 2017 BY Drew Canole
Cooling Pineapple Juice To Reduce Inflammation
Chronic inflammation has been called out for its role in hundreds of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, gout, depression, autoimmune disease and more. It is something anyone who wants to be healthy (so… everyone!) should be educated on and understand.
Why? Because chronic inflammation is WITHIN OUR CONTROL to change, heal and prevent. People simply should not have to suffer for their entire lives with inflammation, because it is quite often within their power to fix!
Why Are We Inflamed?
What is causing our bodies to become chronically inflamed?
Dietary And Environmental Toxins
Although your body can process a surprising number of toxins (over one million toxins a day – that’s insane!), it is most likely overwhelmed by the overabundance that is present in our modern society. According to the Global Healing Center, we are taking in roughly two million toxins daily – twice the amount our body can handle! Your grandmother didn’t have to deal with half of the chemicals that you are facing on a daily basis.
There are even more chemicals in our environment than ever before – from our food, to our beauty products, to even the air we breathe… and that also includes the thoughts we think.
How about this for perspective? Just one packet of synthetic sugar can contain more than ten thousand toxic molecules in its ingredients! Yuck!
Your body’s immune system is exhausted and overworked. Plain and simple.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is chock-full of inflammatory foods. Gluten, wheat, refined sugar, chemicals, additives, artificial dyes and processed foods naturally trigger the body’s inflammatory response in the gut. You can imagine the damage that can happen when you are trying to ingest these foods on a daily basis (hello, autoimmune disease).
Think about what you’ve eaten the past 24 hours. Write it down if you want to. How much of it consisted of…
Raw nuts and seeds
Healthy fats like avocado, coconut and olive oil, organic butter or ghee and organic eggs
Was at least 80% of what you ate from the food groups above? How much was from…
Conventional dairy products
Processed drinks and sodas
Starchy products made from corn or potatoes
Refined sugary foods
In order to FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD and enjoy vibrant health, you have got to give your body REAL FOOD with REAL nutrients, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.
When a huge percentage of our diet comes from list #2, you are NOT giving your body what it needs to thrive. Even if you don’t notice negative symptoms right away, your body will suffer and be more likely to develop chronic inflammatory-based diseases.
Stress (especially chronic stress) also contributes to inflammation in the body. We live in a very go-go-go, ambitious world. A lot of us are living more IN stress than out of it.
Stress plays a big role in our health. Cortisol, the main stress hormone, is considered to be one of the primary factors in the connection between stress and disease.
Although in small amounts it is helpful (fight-or-flight, triggering adrenaline and helping us in sudden unexpected situations), large amounts of cortisol can slowly wear down our systems and cause big problems.
When you are in a stressed state, energy is directed away from your immune, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems and to areas the brain believes are more important in the moment.
As energy is constantly being taken from these systems due to chronic stress, the body can become weaker and more inflamed.
How Can I Reduce Inflammation And Feel Better?
Fill Your Diet With Anti-Inflammatory Foods
One of the best ways to control and prevent inflammation is through adopting healthy eating habits. Focus on a plant-based diet, full of nature’s most powerful medicine, straight from the earth. Also organic, grass-fed meats and fatty fish, organic butters and healthy oils.
Today we have a special anti-inflammatory juice recipe for you.
Pineapple Juice Benefits
Pineapples have so many amazing benefits for your body, including giving a boost to your immune system, helping with coughs and colds, boosting your immunity and blood circulation, helping your digestion, improving your eye and oral health, benefiting your brain health and helping to prevent cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
One of the magical components of pineapples is bromelain, a relatively rare enzyme. This enzyme helps break down complex protein, but also brings anti-inflammatory benefits to your body.
According to a 2002 study on mild acute knee pain in otherwise healthy adults, bromelain can reduce pain related to this injury and additionally it can also improve overall well-being. Prior studies have shown that bromelain can also reduce the symptoms of osteo- and rheumatoid-arthritis.
Another powerful ingredient in this recipe is ginger, which is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting foods out there.
A fascinating study on colorectal cancer at the University of Minnesota found that ginger can inhibit cancer growth. The study was done on mice that were injected with human cancer cells. The mice that were treated with gingerol experienced significantly slower growth in tumor size than the control group not treated with ginger.
Another study by Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China found that ginger can help effective targeting and delivering of chemotherapy to cancer cells specifically (instead of using non-targeted chemo directed to both toxic and healthy cells).
Ginger can be crucial alongside of conventional cancer treatment as well. According to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, ginger can reduce chemotherapy related nausea by 40%.
Here are some foods that contain particularly strong anti-inflammatory properties:
Fatty Fish: Full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
Leafy Greens:Green veggies and superfoods are rich in phytochemicals, enzymes and nutrients. Taken on an empty stomach, these nutrients can bolster and repair your cells. This is why we tell people to start their day with a glass of warm water and lemon to get those digestive processes going and follow it up with a glass of green juice.
Nuts And Seeds: While sunflower seeds are super high in vitamin E, all nuts and seeds contain anti-oxidants. These play an enormous role in the fight against inflammation by repairing the self-inflicted cell damage it causes. Nuts and seeds are great sources of essentials vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, amino acids and healthy fats.
Beets: Another veggie super high in antioxidants, beets have been shown to fight inflammation and help thin the blood. They’re also a good source of vitamin C (don’t freak out if after eating a bunch of beets your trips to the bathroom result is a pink hue – this is totally normal for most people and nothing to be afraid of).
Berries:A great source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – and also delicious.
Mushrooms: Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal properties. Mushrooms that are particularly potent anti-inflammatories include: reishi mushrooms, caterpillar fungus, bamboo fungus, maitake mushrooms, almond mushrooms and lion’s mane. Click here for links to all the impressive studies done on these mushrooms!
Garlic:Studies have shown that garlic suppresses leukocyte inflammatory cytokine production, making it a potential remedy for inflammatory bowel disease and other similar disorders.
Raw Tomatoes: Contain anti-inflammatory nutrients like carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Easy to find and easy to incorporate into your favorite dishes!
Turmeric: There are over 1000 different case studies showing turmeric as one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories on the planet. I take a turmeric supplement daily.
Ginger:According to a PubMed, “The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger have been known and valued for centuries…” Ginger has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients known as gingerols that have been used in traditional medicine as painkillers for arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
Cayenne: Contains an active ingredient called capsaicin, which is known in some cultures as a “destroyer of inflammation.”
Coconut Oil: The lauric acid in coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, coconut oil is a healthy fat, which keeps your cells fueled, your brain alert and your digestion running smoothly. Healthy fat also helps to burn fat!
Olive Oil:A substance found in extra-virgin olive oil has been found to be an effective anti-inflammatory. However, olive oil becomes rancid when cooked above medium heat so it is best to consume it raw or use is at low-med temps only in cooking.
Teas: EspeciallyWhite Willow Tea and Matcha Green Tea.
Ginger: For millennia, this root has been used to remedy pain, swelling, allergies, stomach ulcers and even cancer and heart disease with positive results across many cultures.
Turmeric – Mother Nature’s Most Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
For thousands of years, people all over the world have been using turmeric to alleviate pain, improve mental acuity, “de-bloat” and improve digestion, as well as eradicate chronic inflammation. Interestingly enough, we’ve only really begun to understand the enormity of this amazing spice in the U.S. over the last 30 years or so. And I am so glad we caught on!
I work long hours and spend a lot of time moving either from day-to-day tasks or at the gym. I make it a high priority to eat clean, but even I am still susceptible to inflammation. Taking turmeric daily helps me keep excess inflammation in check so that I feel my best and avoid illness.
Turmeric is a medicinal magician and a great way to combat inflammation. Turmeric has an active ingredient called curcumin,which is the main spice in curry. It has amazing antioxidant properties and since turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, it is often used to help relieve inflammation for arthritis, muscle sprains and other types of injuries. It has also been said that turmeric may prevent and even slow cancer growth.
Hundreds of studies have been done on the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Seeing that the BULK of chronic illness is caused by some sort of inflammation, this is very significant for a lot of people.
“Turmeric has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine for millennia. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects in this area that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. But curcumin doesn’t produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding and even a lowered white blood cell count.”
There are so many ways you can incorporate turmeric, but if you’re like me… you’re busy! And supplementing has proven to be one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re getting an adequate amount in your daily routine to reap all of the amazing benefits.
Organifi Gold is our superfood powder blend, formulated to relax the body decrease inflammation while also boosting immunity. Swap out your Starbuck’s latte with this delicious coconut-milk based nutrient-dense drink. Sip the numerous benefits of cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, reishi mushrooms, lemon balm and more all in effective doses. Go here to learn more!
Remember, we’re in this together.
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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