Are You Eating Enough to Put Your Fire Out? Part 2

If you haven't read, "Are You Eating Enough to Put Your Fire Out? Part 1, please check it out before you continue. 

 

The Suspense is Over

At last the suspense is over. Here’s the information you’ve been waiting for. The other powerful tool at your fingertips to help you decrease your body’s inflammatory fire is: Natural, fiber-rich foods!

 

Double Fire-Fighting Powers

That means natural, fiber-rich foods have double fire-fighting powers.

 

First, they help you lose weight and losing weight decreases your body’s inflammation. Second, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds are loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that have inflammation-decreasing properties in their own right.

 

You’re Saving Lives

You can be a fireman helping save lives by putting inflammatory fires out…starting with your own.

 

So imagine yourself wielding a fire hose every time you serve your family or friends a bowl of oatmeal topped with blueberries, banana and some chopped walnuts.

 

Imagine yourself wielding a fire hose every time you serve your family or friends some black beans and brown rice, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and guacamole.



By

Diana Fleming

Diana Fleming, PhD, LDN, is a co-author of The Full Plate Diet and Nutritionist for Full Plate Living. She received her doctoral degree from Tufts University and has since dedicated her time to translating complicated nutritional data into easy and fun concepts anyone can apply at their next meal. In her spare time, she has painstakingly perfected the ultimate healthy AND delicious chocolate chip cookie.

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