FatFlammation: The Silent Killer of Today’s Lifestyle – Part Two
Healthy life style choices are critical to reducing inflammation. Choose anti-inflammatory foods that include foods high in omega-3 fats such as wild salmon, flaxseed, walnuts and fish oil supplements. Add other anti-inflammatory fats that include avocados, extra virgin olive oil, walnut oil, coconut oil and flaxseed oil.
Opt for veggies and fruits as they are high in inflammation-reducing antioxidants, phytochemicals and micronutrients that can reverse, reduce and protect you from FatFlammation and put you on the road to optimal health. Every day have peppers of any variety (hot or not), onions, kale or spinach and garlic for example. Hot peppers in particular have a compound that hinders the production of a neuropeptide.
Include proteins that will quell the smoldering fire of low-level FatFlammation by balancing your blood sugar and increasing muscle mass that will help to shed fat. Look for meats that are grass fed as they are high in omega three fatty acids and organic pasteurized eggs. Saturated fat found in some proteins is fine in moderation, however an excess of it will trigger the inflammatory response.
Add powerful spices to your foods – it does not take much to achieve an anti-inflammatory effect. Spices such as ginger, turmeric, garlic and onions will add that punch to further reduce the FatFlammation.
Stay away from refined (processed) carbohydrates such as refined flour and sugar, junk food and foods high on the glycemic index. These foods take your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride and excessively trigger insulin.. all the while creating low-level inflammation. Your insulin sensitivity is one critical marker of optimal health.
Exercise is just as important as nutrition in reducing FatFlammation. Exercising most days of the week will reduce the low-level inflammation and along with the right nutrition, help you reduce your weight.
Exercise helps to reduce inflammation in a variety of ways such as increasing the quality of sleep, reducing the stress response and it improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin – exercise helps keep the levels of insulin low.
Keeping your body’s insulin levels low is one of the most important actions you can take via nutrition and exercise to prevent silent inflammation from rearing its ugly head and help to create optimal health.
By protecting yourself from the health consequences of FatFlammation, you will not only lose weight, but you will be safe-guarding yourself from the ravages of illness, disease and faster aging.
One small change at a time will help you to get on that exciting road to optimal health all the while feeling younger, healthier and more vibrant.
Take that one step today!
Lori Shemek, PhD, CNC is America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert and best-selling author of ‘Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!’ and the Health Expert for the ABC Show “Good Morning Texas” She is recognized as one of the “Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts” by the Huffington Post and the ‘Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts’ You can find more about her here: http://dlsHealthWorks.com/
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