Inflammation is the body’s inherent protective mechanism and it’s first line of defence. When the body senses that there is an injury, a complex cascade of chemical messages are released. These messages trigger an immediate inflammatory response which neutralise, or “burn out”, any bacteria or pathogens present and flood the affected area with cells that will initiate the healing process. However, when this mechanism fails to switch off the result is widespread, low –grade inflammation of your body!
Most diseases today are due to inflammation. It damages cells and arterial walls and can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and digestive disorders. By reducing inflammation, the body is better able to heal from any diseases or, not develop them in the first place.
The following juice recipes are perfect blends to help support your body’s natural defences and reduce inflammation.
- Juice 4 stalks of celery, 3 large carrots, and 1 med. Pear, 1⁄2 cucumber, 1 beetroot and 1⁄2 thumb of ginger.
- Juice 4 stalks of celery, 1⁄2 cucumber, 1 cup of pineapple, 1⁄2 green apple, 1-cup spinach, 1 lemon and 1 knob of ginger.
Anti – Inflammatory foods are: Pineapple, Cherries, Ginger, Turmeric, Blueberries, Garlic, Pawpaw and Broccoli. By using any of these in your juice you will help your body to fight inflammation.