Do you crave sugar, sweets or chocolate? Do you find yourself reaching out for processed foods more than you like to? And can’t imagine your life without bread or pasta? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are probably addicted to sugar and/or refined carbohydrates.
This is a true addiction. All of the above foods have an exact effect on your body like sugar. They mess up your blood sugar and insulin balance, weaken your immunity and cause difficult weight loss. These foods are called inflammatory foods. They also contribute to low grade inflammation in the body.
Low Grade Inflammation
Low grade inflammation is a very common condition that many people are not aware of. And it is usually at the root cause of many chronic health issues such as overweight, joint pains and hormonal imbalance. When this process is going on in the body for too long, it can weaken your immune system, make you more susceptible to infections and predispose you to more serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and even cancer.
Is Inflammation Good Or Bad?
Inflammation is how your immune system reacts to a virus or bacteria or anything it sees harmful, when it enters the body. It’s what happens when you cut yourself and the next day you notice redness and swelling and some hotness in the area of the wound.
Inflammation is good when it’s rightly directed, as in the case of viruses and pathogens. However, sometimes it is wrongly directed, as in the case of low grade inflammation, allergy and autoimmunity. In these situations, it is causing damage to the body cells and organs and can be problematic.
Controlling inflammation is very important. This is because if you have low grade chronic inflammation and are unaware of it, should you contract a virus or bacterial infection, even more inflammation is going to occur, increasing the risk of a serious outcome.
How To Lower Inflammation?
The first step to lower inflammation and boost immunity is to reduce your consumption of inflammatory foods such as sugar, alcohol, bread, pasta, bagels, pizza, soda, sweets, fast food and muffins.
The first step in all my programs is to lay out out an anti-inflammatory meal plan for my clients that can help dramatically lower inflammation by gently cleansing and nourishing their bodies with essential nutrients.
I have used this approach with so many clients over the years and I have seen great results with it. These results range from vanished sugar cravings, weight loss, less pains and aches, and better energy and mood. Many clients also report improved lab test results for inflammatory markers in the blood.
Back To You
If you know that your are addicted to inflammatory foods and suspect that you might be suffering from low grade inflammation, it’s time for you to take action now. The first step is to reduce all of the above mentioned inflammatory foods. It can take some time to get over your cravings and retrain your taste buds but it is 100% worth it. If you are interested in trying this approach, you can sign up for a Clarity Session where we discuss your current health concerns and challenges and how we can help you reach your goals.
We are currently offering tele-health coaching via phone or Zoom. So if you need help with your health and nutrition, contact our Registered Holistic Nutritionist Maha Nasr at 416 876 4634 to book an appointment.