Decrease Inflammation & Recover Faster
Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland
If you feel rundown, weak or fatigued throughout the work week (or even into the weekend), you have to make sure you’re fueling the body with the right things every day. The standard American diet (fittingly abbreviated SAD) lacks the proper vitamins and minerals we need to properly get up through the day with enough energy. It also contributes to almost every single health condition most people face day in and day out. In our typical diets we are getting roughly 20:1 Omega-6’s to Omega 3’s, meaning our diets are INCREDIBLY Pro-inflammatory. This prevents our body from functioning at an optical level and over years that compounds to equal disease. Adding foods that are ANTI-inflammatory helps us combat that and allow our bodies to get back into a state of balance and fight off disease properly. The avocado in this smoothie not only gives it a great texture, but allows us to tip the scale back towards a proper level of Omega 3’s. Below are a couple keys quotes from the attached research that highlight the importance of Omega 3’s.
“Dietary omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids have a variety of anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects that may be of relevance to atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations of myocardial infarction, sudden death, and stroke.”
“A variety of biologic effects of EPA and DHA have been demonstrated from feeding studies with fish or fish oil supplements in humans and animals. These include effects on triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, platelet function, endothelial and vascular function, blood pressure, cardiac excitability, measures of oxidative stress, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and immune function”
When it comes to how we approach pain, our Chiro Health clinics always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason. We need to ensure the body has the ability to health from the inside out, because this is important for not only getting out of pain but staying out of pain.
- ½ cup baby spinach leaves
- ¼ cup mango
- ½ banana
- ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado
ALL ORGANIC & FROZEN
Mori TA, Beilin LJ. Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2004;6(6):461-467. doi:10.1007/s11883-004-0087-5
Our Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., know how to get you out of pain through better movement AND making sure you are getting the proper nutrients. We also teach our patients how to manage their stress for optimal health. When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you, choose one who will not only help with your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle so you can stay out of pain. So remember, try this green smoothie to Decrease Inflammation & Recover Faster!