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Decrease Inflammation with Whole Foods

Reports on COVID-19 are showing that people with poor immune response and increased inflammation are harder hit by the virus.  I’m thinking that many of us are inflamed and don’t even know it!  This means that our Immune System may be compromised…

And I’m here to tell you I keep hearing Doctors say that: SUGAR IS INFLAMMATORY.  Darn there’s the bad news.  Of course, we know there are other culprits in our diet that cause inflammation – in the gut, in our joints, and muscles.  Yep.  Food.  I’m not going to sugar coat it–pardon my pun!  Food can be causing the symptoms in your body.

This is a great time to tune, and make the shift to Whole Food.  When you eat whole you generally shop the outer isles.  You eat food that most resembles its natural state.  Vegetable.  Fruits, Quality Lean Meats–Free Range, Wild-Caught, Grass Fed.  Some people prefer a plant based diet.  Each of us is bio-individually unique–which means what is right for you may not be right for me.  Some people eat grains, some do not.  Some people eat legumes, some do not.  Some people eat soy, some do not.  

Personally, I prefer Paleo, which means that I am gluten free, grain and legume free, dairy free, soy free, and low added sugar–I prefer to sweeten sparingly with maple syrup and honey.  Personally I also have an intolerance for nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers)… so I skip those too!  LOL. Now I know this sounds impossible to most of you. But I assure you that I have done the Whole30 elimination diet – a number of times through the years. And I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am happiest in my body when I adhere to my regimen.

Most days I am super good… and every now and again I have a slice of gluten free pizza and when I do– I celebrate the cheese!  And since you asked… on special occasions I may choose something sweet but is is always Gluten and Soy Free–these are my non-negotiables.

Maybe in the wake of COVID-19 we should MAKE SUGAR A NON-NEGOTIABLE TOO?!

Remember you choose the food that you put on your plate and into your mouth.  Ask yourself… What will I feel best about having eaten?

Live Well. Feel Well.

~ Monika

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