Prevent Autoimmune Disease With These Foods; Plus, Foods To Avoid
The condition in which the body’s immune system produces antibodies that attack the human body mistakenly, is known as an autoimmune disease. When viruses and bacteria attack the body, the body’s immune system sends white blood cells to attack the foreign entities.
Our immune system is crucial as it serves the important purpose of protecting our bodies from infections. But, when our immune system gets out of balance, it can become dangerous to our own body. As recent studies have shown, there is no cure for autoimmune disease. However, our chances of getting such a disease relies strongly on the daily food choices we make. Food choices play a crucial role in reversing or managing these autoimmune diseases. Plain and simple-- the power of plants help the body heal .
Taken from a recent article, “many diseases may be “considerably affected” by food choices.” This is a powerful statement that can affect our daily lives for better or for worse. Particularly, an organic, plant-based, raw/whole food diet can drastically change or improve our lives and alleviate autoimmunity symptoms. Specifically, a nutrient-rich diet full of vegetables and natural raw foods contribute greatly to a balanced and healthy immune system. A variety of vitamins, magnesium, potassium, fiber and much more all assist in creating a healthier and balanced immune system our body desperately needs in order to fight off the bad infections and not the good tissues our body was built with. Yes, whole, plant based foods can make a life changing difference in how we feel and most importantly how we live as it is the most powerful tool in fighting against illness and helping our bodies natural systems to heal properly.
To consider ourselves healthy, we must put our researched answers to action so we can ultimately become healthy. We must empower ourselves and trust that earth’s creation of raw whole food can actually heal our bodies. Eating a nutrient rich, well-balanced diet along with exercise will help the body simply feel better. Food will help, not harm, to helps ease the pain of autoimmune diseases. By avoiding key triggers in our daily lives and filling our bodies with the right vegetables, spices, and other sources of homegrown foods, we can create tremendous change by sticking to a balanced healthy diet in order to positively support our own well-being. If your brain cares, your body cares. Even if your brain doesn’t care, your body still cares and desperately needs the assistance from earth’s whole foods.
Autoimmune diseases are disruptive in the daily lives of many individuals. Although they range in severity of symptoms, each individual is different and most disorders are not only painful, but devastating and disruptive. Having one thing in common, all autoimmune diseases are simply a result of an immune response that becomes out of control and is then linked with excessive inflammation. Generally, a person affected must eliminate or avoid a number of foods such as high amounts of caffeine, grains, dairy, meats, and focus more on healthy fats, fish, fruits and vegetables. Below is a simple list of foods to generally avoid or eat more of in order to see the positive effects of real food healing.
Foods To Limit Or Avoid:
Animal Products: Most proteins that come from animals such as milk, eggs, and red meats have a high potential to cause the body to have an inflammatory response making autoimmune conditions worse.
Sugar: The standard diet especially in America tends to be extremely high in sugar and sodium. The negative effects of sugar makes people who have autoimmune diseases exceptionally susceptible.
Gluten: Many people with an autoimmune disease are extremely sensitive to gluten as it causes inflammation in the body. A recent research article that was published suggested that “gluten may contribute to leaky gut-related challenges, and it may exacerbate conditions like MS, asthma, and RA by increasing inflammation drastically.”
Spice up your life and eat more:
- Soil-based probiotics. Most probiotics have a milk base which can trigger inflammation in the body.
- Leafy greens and vegetables such as broccoli, squash, turnips and rutabaga. Due to their specific antioxidants and vitamins, these foods help reduce inflammation and abate oxidative stress in the body.
- Mushrooms and Onions These foods contain a special antioxidant that has been proven to inhibit inflammation causing histamines
- Turmeric and other spices Boost the body’s immune response and reduces inflammation in the body More spices include: cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, cloves and cinnamon (contains anti inflammatory properties and good for the gut and the brain.
- Green tea green tea contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. When it comes to fighting inflammation, green tea may help fight inflammatory conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease
Anti-Inflammatory green tea tonic:
An especially wonderful combination of good spices and great antioxidant properties for the body are included in this simple drink recipe you should try if you are combating an autoimmune disease.
Brew green tea and begin to add slices of raw ginger, raw and pure honey, along with mint leaves or mint tea, This tea can minimize inflammation and soothe the digestive system.
**Another tasty option is to mix leftover green tea with coconut milk (or any thicker nut milk) and bananas. Blend and then freeze or churn in an ice cream maker.