From bloating to acne to painful joints, many health ailments can, in some way, be attributed to inflammation. Imagine sustaining an injury – the tissue around the affected area becomes tender and swollen. This is the body’s natural immune response to allow for inflammation to occur in order to protect and heal the broken bone or sprained ankle, for example. It’s suggested that what we eat can play a role in the severity of inflammation and can even address more mundane types of inflammation such as acne-prone skin, and chronic inflammation such as arthritis.
Eating out has become somewhat of a challenge, with Sally not eating carbs and Rushda having gone vegan. Not to mention the Banter, the paleo-dieter and the Atkins follower who also wants to follow suit. With all of these differing views on diets and food, it becomes easy to judge others on their food choices. But for your own sanity, here’s how to avoid the criticism and focus on enjoying your food instead.
Tomorrow is Wellness Wednesday, and a healthy brekkie doesn’t get better than this gorgeous bright-blue smoothie. It’s yummy, filling and antioxidant-rich to boot!
‘Tis the season of boozy office parties, end-of-year celebrations, lavish Christmas meals, and many a bottle of Champagne. Family, friends and the promise of presents, are all reason to be jolly, but overindulging in festive treats might leave you ringing in the new year with just a few more kilos than you’d like. With clever planning, and a few of our sneaky tricks, you can still enjoy the hoilday season, without gaining a dress size by January.
From advocates for going gluten-free to limiting fruit intake to lower sugar consumption, the internet has never been as saturated with health and wellness advice as it is right now. But the question is: how credible is this information?