|Maryea Flaherty | January 2019 |
This author's original post, 5 tips to promote healthy inflammation, was sponsored by MegaFood and published on HappyHealthyMama.com. All opinions and text are her own. We enjoy working with bloggers who share our vision of nourishing the world!
Maryea, a.k.a. Happy Healthy Mama, is one of the most down to earth bloggers in the health and wellness space. Self-proclaimed as busy, and needing things to get right to the point as a result, she doesn’t mess around. So, we won’t either.
Here’s Maryea’s primer on what inflammation is, how our bodies should respond to it, and the supplements she’s taking to support that healthy inflammatory response*:
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to outside stress like infection, illness, or injury. In this sense, it’s a healthy and necessary immune response. In fact, it’s inflammation that helps your body heal when it’s down.
When your body is healed, the inflammation should stop. This is a healthy inflammation response and what we all should strive for.
Is there anything we can do to help maintain this healthy inflammation response? Of course! It’s all through diet and smart lifestyle choices. These five tips can help you support a healthy inflammation response.*
1. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods
The number one thing I recommend is to eat foods that naturally fight inflammation! Try to include as many anti-inflammatory foods in your diet as you can on a daily basis.
Foods that make the anti-inflammatory food list are: broccoli, leafy greens, bok choy, berries, pineapple, beets, turmeric, ginger, walnuts, celery, flax seeds, chia seeds and garlic. An efficient way to get your fix of these foods is by serving them up via smoothies, juices, shots, teas, broths, seltzers and more.
2. Take a Supplement to Promote a Positive Inflammatory Response*
Turmeric is a popular spice that can help support a healthy inflammatory response,* but it’s not as easy to work into your regular diet. For the last two years, I’ve been taking a turmeric supplement from MegaFood to help me get an appropriate amount of turmeric in my system every single day.
MegaFood recently came out with Turmeric Inflammation Response* Gummies! A delicious gummy that helps support a healthy inflammatory response in the body?* YES, please!! These have come in handy when I’m on the go. I just pop two in my mouth and I’m all set for the day.
In addition to organic turmeric, the gummies also include organic black pepper extract to support the absorption of curcuminoids*, as well as organic carrot and organic ginger, both a natural source of phytonutrients.*
These are a perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t like swallowing pills as they are TASTY and chewable!!
For the rest of Happy Healthy Mama’s tips on maintaining a healthy inflammation response, as well as a sneak peak at her new book, Anti-inflammatory drinks for health, visit her blog, HealthyHappyMama.com.