Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie Recipe
Inflammation can lead to a variety of health problems and conditions, even affecting disease and illness. Today we’re looking at this delicious green smoothie recipe that actually reduces inflammation with healthy natural ingredients.
The Realities of Inflammation
Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself against real or potential harm. During the normal stress response, the hormone cortisol is released to help regulate inflammation. This is a good thing.
But if you’re stressed out all the time, the system that regulates cortisol output starts breaking down, and inflammation can get out of control. Simply put, chronic stress results in chronic inflammation, and that’s a bad thing for your health.
Chronic inflammation plays an underlying role in a number of physical and mental ailments, from depression to skin problems and weight gain. It can also increase your risk of more serious diseases and illnesses, including various forms of cancer.
Eating the Right Foods to Reduce Inflammation
Although there are a lot of things you can do to fight stress (see my article on Stress and Anxiety Relief here), you can also deal with the inflammation head-on. Many foods actually contain natural anti-inflammatory properties, from cucumbers to ginger root and cinnamon.
My anti-inflammatory green smoothie recipe combines some of the best anti-inflammatory foods you can find. Plus it’s packed full of fiber and protein to support all your weight loss and fitness goals. This is a great one to finish off the day with, or enjoy as a mid-morning snack.