This recipe is from Kim at LifeInTheVan. Find the recipe on the next page, but read on for some info on fighting inflammation.
After eight years of increasing health issues that remained undiagnosed by traditional medicine, Kim turned to an “alternative” practitioner to discover she had Lyme Disease. She was very sick, most of her major organs were compromised and her brain was ‘a mess’. Part of the recovery strategy was to clean her diet to reduce inflammation.
Many things in our modern diet cause inflammation within our bodies. Inflammation at the site of an injury is good. However, inflammation from other sources is not.
A little research showed Kim a number of foods that would help in her fight against inflammation. These include: beets, blueberries, bok choy, bone broth, broccoli, celery, chia, coconut oil, ginger, leafy greens, pineapple, salmon, turmeric and walnuts.
Having learned that wild blueberries are higher in antioxidants – double that of cultivated blueberries – here’s how Kim planned her inflammation-fighting smoothie …
Using frozen wild blueberries as my base, I looked to my list of anti-inflammatory food fighters to see what would blend in well in my smoothie. I had pure nutrition in mind, but I didn’t want to skimp on taste.
Having found great benefit from following a clean diet, Kim believes …
… food is your first defense against disease. Our food selections will either help or hinder our overall health. If you are faced with illness, chronic disease, or even bigger health hurdles, I want to encourage you to turn to good, clean, wholesome food. You will never be sorry that you did. No health issues? Be thankful and don’t wait until they crop up to change the way you eat!