How to Prevent Body Inflammation
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When we have physical damage to our bodies, they can become inflamed such as falling over and landing awkwardly, on a particular body part, for example, your foot or ankle. As a result of this your ankle may become swollen depending on how much damage there has been done.
This is inflammation that you can actually see we call this physical inflammation, but what about the inflammation, we can’t see this is called body inflammation. The thing that differentiates the two is with body inflammation you won’t see any or feel any physical symptoms so you probably won’t even know if you have it or not.
What causes inflammation? It is apparently caused by quite a lot of things which we may not even consider. These are over exercising, too much stress, not enough sleep, eating the wrong types of foods, especially foods that have a lot of sugar in. Sugar, puts quite a bit of stress on your body it narrows your arteries and can increase your blood pressure, another thing it can do is make your liver slightly larger. Which is something a lot of people may not realise.
Over a period of time, your immune system starts to attack your own body. So you may have pains when you wouldn’t normally have, which can lead to things like IBS, and you may get some pains in your joints. The thing is you may not even know it is caused by something, which is you can’t see.
All you will know is that you have the symptoms. However, you may be unsure as to why you have them, problems that relate to your immune system may come from this such as arthritis, etc. It may not be the case always, but it could be a possibility.
If this carries on for quite a long time, then your cells can be called what is known as insulin resistant. This is a forerunner for diabetes, which is what you don’t want, the way to counteract this is to eat more protein in your diet as a result of this you will achieve something called insulin sensitivity.
Which in a nutshell means, your body will only be using a smaller amount of insulin, which in turn will put less stress on your body, which is what you want. You also need to focus on eating high GI foods ones which are broken down slower within your body overtime. It’s also a good idea to take longer breaks between eating foods, you will quite easily be able to achieve this. If you have more protein in your diet.
This is why it is important to eat plenty of good quality protein, as well as fruit and vegetables. If you’re not able to, or don’t like eating certain foods, then you can always go down the supplemental route. One particular supplement or mineral, which is tied in with all of this is magnesium.
And here are some of the reasons why magnesium will help to relax your blood vessels, making them wider. It is also known for relaxing your muscles, helps with detoxification. If you are suffering from insomnia this can indicate a deficiency in magnesium.
Here are some inflammation prevention tips:
- If you are able to get 20 minutes of exercise, four times a week, walking is perfectly fine
- Eat a reasonable amount of protein, with each meal. This will keep your blood sugar levels more even throughout the day and minimise insulin levels.
- Good quality sources of protein are eggs, preferably organic ones, if possible, oily fish oily fish such as salmon and tuna, these contain plenty of essential fatty acids.
- If you are able to try not to eat in between meals. This will keep your insulin levels at a lower level and will help to create insulin sensitivity within your body.
- Make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep.
This is only a brief overview of inflammation, as there was no need to go into great detail. Here is a list of supplements, that may help you if you have this particular problem.
Garlic, CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Vitamin D, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Multi Vitamin and Mineral, Calcium, Magnesium, Fish Oil (DHA& EPA), and B Complex Vitamin.