Our Super-Golden is one of the best anti-inflammatory food remedies out there. Although we hear the word ‘inflammation’ a lot, what is it? And how do you know you’ve got it?
Like everything, it starts in the gut and the symptoms are varied, from hay fever to allergies and skin problems to joint pain, arthritis and all kinds of gut problems! Contributors to inflammation are smoking, lack of sleep, stress, being unfit or overweight. Diet plays a huge part, too, with gluten, sugar, dairy and meat being the biggest culprits.
In basic terms, the body is stressed. It thinks it is fighting what it considers to be an emergency (like a broken bone) but it’s response to ‘protect and save’ is triggered over and over again. Boom! Chronic inflammation.
We’ve always said ‘it’s what you absorb’ and poor gut health means that you don’t get all the minerals and goodness from the food you eat. Antibiotics interfere with our gut health balance; add to that all the daily stressors and our lifestyle choices and you can see, we need some help. Get plenty of good quality water, sleep more, drink less alcohol, stop smoking, eat more living plant-based food and help yourself by eating more anti-inflammatory foods such as blueberries, celery, cacao, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, spouted buckwheat, chia and flax seeds.
When the gut starts to heal and you incorporate a few changes into your lifestyle and diet, your levels of inflammation will naturally start to fall. Try any of our products that have anti-inflammatory ingredients (Super-Golden, Super-Porridge, Super-Cereal, Super-Shake, Super-Blend, Super-Spoonful) and let us know how you feel!