Fruit shakes to lower inflammation naturally Inflammation is your body's way of protecting itself from illness, injury and infection. It’s the surge of blood, heat and chemical reactions that encourage healing. It’s why your muscles get sore after a workout.
And that’s where it gets tricky — exercise helps your body lower inflammation but too much prolonged inflammation becomes bad. The chronic low-grade kind of inflammation is linked to problems with metabolism, mood, fatigue and insomnia. It can also cause gastrointestinal annoyances like constipation, diarrhea and acid reflux.
Exercising too much? Feeling fatigued? Sore? Not sleeping? Snapping at people you love? On our quest to help you feel better and eat healthier, registered dietician and nutritionist Whitney English breaks down three delicious anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes you need to help fight inflammation — and its commonly overlooked symptoms. Eating well and paying attention to your fiber intake definitely help. Superstar fruits like cherries and pineapples help reduce oxidative stress and can fight post-workout inflammation. It’s easy to add them to your favorite BlendJet recipe — drinking fruits and veggies in an anti-inflammatory smoothie is always easier than trying to gobble them up in one sitting.
Feel better almost instantly after a day of avoiding processed products, eating more anti-inflammatory foods, and basing your diet on whole, nutrient-dense foods that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce levels of free radicals.
And, oh yeah, exercise.