Looking for an easy way to boost your health this summer? Here our Stoke on Trent chiropractor reveals three surprising foods that can reduce inflammation and detoxify your body:
1: Cucumber: Due to its highly cooling nature, cucumber can help to reduce internal heat which can aid the fight against inflammation in the body and skin. The popular vegetable can also help to sooth a sore throat, and it promotes urination by pulling dampness out of the body. Try squeezing lemon on a cucumber for added zest. Delicious!
2. Purslane: Purslane is a rare and special plant that is packed full of omega-3 eicosapentanoic acid. Purslane can be really beneficial in reducing inflammation in the body. It is also a potent detoxifier, combats internal heat and has been known to help treat infections related to the gums, lungs, bowels, and urinary tract. Inflammation is sometimes associated with an excess of omega-6 fatty acids (most commonly found in vegetable oils) and a deficiency of omega-3s. You can get a surge in omega-3 by adding purslane to your favourite vegetables this summer.
3. Aloe Vera: If you have ever sliced an aloe leaf open and smoothed it over a bad bout of sunburn, you’ll be all too aware of its cooling nature. Aloe vera can help to reduce internal heat and inflammation and can even promote healthy bowel movements.
4: Mung Bean Broth: The therapeutic value of mung beans is found in the water that you boil the bean in. The liquid is highly cooling and detoxifying – so much so that it has even been used to help treat drug and alcohol poisoning! But most commonly, mung bean water is used to cool inflammation in the body.
We all know the importance of following a healthy and balanced diet. But it is worth learning about knew foods and the benefits they may have to your health. The more you know, the more armour you can build to protect your wellbeing. Make this summer the start of better health for you. What have you got to lose by trying?
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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