Lifestyle tips to reduce chronic inflammation
According to Smith, here’s what everyone should know:TESTING
An annual blood test for C-reactive protein can detect potentially high levels of systemic inflammation that may be boosting your risk of a host of age-related diseases. If your C-reactive protein level is over 1.0 milligrams per liter (1.0 mg/L), this likely indicates you have inflammatory activity occurring in your body and may be at increased risk for any number of serious medical conditions -- the higher this number the greater the risk.NATURAL EXTRACTS
Mainstream medicine offers drugs that typically target a single aspect of acute inflammatory pain, and aren’t typically suitable for long-term use due to substantial side effects. Scientists, however, have identified three compounds -- curcumin, ginger, and turmeric oil -- that inhibit multiple underlying factors behind inflammation, safely reducing both chronic pain and long-term disease risk.
“Numerous studies have confirmed that by targeting inflammatory origins, these natural extracts reduce the symptoms, risk profiles, and mediating factors of arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other diseases. And some of these effects are observable in a matter of weeks,” says Smith.
10 Fat-Burning Foods to Add to Your Shopping List
Fight fat with food simply by picking the right snacks and ingredients. Peta Bee shows you how
Want to lose weight but don’t have the time or the energy to do more at the gym? Then the solution could be to fill your shopping basket with the right fat-burning foods. Here we reveal the top ten foods that are guaranteed to give you a head start in the fat-loss stakes:GRAPEFRUIT
Remember the grapefruit diet of the 1980s? Well, it wasn’t as faddy as you might think. A study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism showed that a pre-meal snack of grapefruit or grapefruit juice really can boost weight loss. Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit or a glass of 100 per cent grapefruit juice before their three main reduced calorie meals, lost an average 7.1 percent of their body weight - or 15 pounds per person - in 14 weeks.BLACK PEPPER
When you are asked if you want black pepper sprinkled onto your food, you should always answer ‘yes’. Why? Because Korean scientists reporting in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that piperine - the flavoursome substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste - can block the formation of new fat cells in the body.