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Inflammation...the word we all have heard but often ignore.

Inflammation is the immune system’s natural reaction to something that is disrupting the delicate balance in your body. Hence: It’s a good thing, even though it usually feels uncomfortable for us.

Although inflammation is a complex process to explain, there's one element that is key for you to understand—inflammation begins in the gut.

While you can lessen inflammation with all kinds of anti-inflammatory drugs, creams, and ice-packs, to truly heal inflammation you need to heal your gut.

So now you may be wondering… How do I reduce inflammation in my gut?

Let’s dive into it.

What is Gut Inflammation?

Gut inflammation is often caused by poor lifestyle choices, like eating the Standard American Diet of processed foods, or can even be caused by some medications. You know how your gut feels after a round of antibiotics...

The gut lining is permeable, meaning molecules or liquids can pass through it. Due to lifestyle choices, toxins, and stress, your intestinal lining becomes more and more permeable over time, This makes it easy for toxins, pathogens, viruses, and yeast to pass through the gut lining, entering the bloodstream, which causes inflammation and other health issues.

This results in an increased risk of inflammatory responses in the body, like leaky gut syndrome, intestinal inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, bloating, abdominal pain, ulcerative colitis, gut dysbiosis, yeast infections, and overall poor digestive health.

Greens for Gut Health

The number one way to relieve inflammation and restore gut health is to add chlorophyll to your diet.  

Why chlorophyll? Chlorophyll plays a crucial role in balancing your gut microbiome because of its anti-inflammatory effects. Leafy greens are an anti-inflammatory food group that promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and maintains the integrity of the gastrointestinal intestinal lining. This allows for healthy and happy gut microbiota and decreases inflammation in the intestinal tract.

The best-tasting and most convenient way to add chlorophyll to your diet is with dark, leafy green juices and smoothies. These plant-based juices and smoothies are just what your body needs, especially if you’re suffering from chronic inflammation of any kind.

The Lower Sugar* Detox Cleanse is loaded with dark leafy greens that support your digestive health and overall wellness. You’ll flood your system with concentrated vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from kale, spinach, collards, and more. That will have your gut happy, energy levels at an all-time high, and your skin glowing.

And the true star of the show? Yacon root. This naturally sweet root vegetable contains probiotics and prebiotics, which naturally balance your gut. A healthy gut means a more balanced you.

Balance My Gut With Greens And Yacon

What are the Best Natural Remedies to Combat Inflammation In The Gut?

As a holistic nutritionist in the health, wellness, and weight loss space for nearly twenty years, here are some tips on how to reduce inflammation in the gut and improve your overall health:

  • Eat Fiber-rich Foods - Consume a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, healthy whole grains, and legumes. Unlike processed foods like white bread and cookies, whole foods have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Avoid Sugar, Seed Oils, and Refined Carbohydrates - Avoid refined sugars and inflammatory seed oils. These foods contribute to inflammation in the gut and throughout the body.

  • Eat Probiotics - These beneficial bacteria support your digestive tract and can be found in fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and coconut yogurts.

  • Eat Prebiotics - Foods high in prebiotic fibers, such as garlic, onions, bananas, and asparagus, feed beneficial gut bacteria and support their growth.

  • Hydration - Drinking plenty of water, herbal teas, and cold-pressed juices to flush and remove toxins from your system.

  • Move Your Body - Moving your body helps increase blood flow. Being sedentary increases the risk of inflammation significantly. Go for a walk. Get on your peloton. Move how your body feels best. Be mindful that over-exercising can cause stress in the body.

  • Manage Stress - Can stress cause chronic inflammation? Yes, chronic stress can cause inflammation and negatively impact gut health, so practices like meditation, journaling, and deep breathing can help keep the stress at bay.

  • Limit Antibiotics When Possible - Antibiotics and certain medications can disrupt gut microbiota and cause inflammation, so it's important to use them only when necessary and under the advice of a healthcare professional.

  • Healthy Fats - Consume omega-3 fatty acids, found in avocados, raw nuts and seeds, and cold pressed olive oil and flaxseed oil. You can also find some omega-3 fatty acids from wild-caught fish, like mackerel, salmon, and sardines if you eat animal fats.

Incorporating these habits along with an overall anti-inflammatory diet can significantly contribute to a healthier, more balanced gut and lifestyle.

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Here are some foods and habits you may want to remove from your diet if you’re concerned about inflammation:

  • Alcohol

  • Cigarette smoke (direct or indirect exposure)

  • Caffeine (coffee, soda, soft drinks, & energy drinks)

  • Processed Foods - refined sugar, refined flour, refined oils

  • Dairy & most animal products (especially conventionally raised)

  • Antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, & synthetic supplements

  • Non-organic wheat and gluten-containing grains

Foods That Combat Inflammation

The closer to nature you eat, the closer to natural homeostatic balance you will be. 

Eat plenty of:

  • Dark, Leafy Greens - All dark leafy greens are alkaline and anti-inflammatory. They’ll help balance your pH and keep you in a state of homeostasis.

  • Fruit - Eat ripe and raw fruits. They contain various vitamins that promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • Vegetables - Eat your veggies. They contain minerals essential for optimal health.

  • Raw Nuts & Seeds - Make sure when you ear nuts that they are not roasted. When raw they contain essential fatty acids.

  • Cold-Pressed Oils - These also contain essential fatty acids.

  • B5 Rich Foods - Include avocado, broccoli, cabbages, corn (organic only), leafy greens, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews, pineapple, papaya, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, watermelon, and yams into your diet.

  • B3 Rich Foods - Include asparagus, avocado, broccoli, cantaloupe, dates, figs, leafy greens, mushrooms, plums, raspberries, squash, strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, watermelon, and brown rice into your diet.

  • Biotin Rich Foods - Eat almonds, bananas, grapes, dark, leafy greens, and walnuts.

  • B6 Rich Foods - Eat plenty of apples, avocadoes, bananas, blueberries, carrots, grapes, leafy greens, mangoes, onions, brazil nuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, oranges, plums, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, and watermelon.

  • Zinc-Rich Foods - Foods rich in zinc, like almonds, brazil nuts, chamomile, coconut, corn, dandelion greens, garlic, fennel seeds, kelp, leafy greens, macadamia nuts, onions, parsley, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sage, sunflower seeds, and walnuts make a great addition to an anti-inflammatory diet.

The Lower Sugar* Detox Cleanse is loaded with benefit-focused ingredients that promote balance in the gut, like spinach, swiss chard, apples, cashews, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, and more.

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Say Goodbye To Inflammation

The journey toward a healthier you begins with what you put into your body. Say goodbye to inflammatory junk foods. Combat inflammation head-on with a cleanse that promotes a healthy gut, increased energy levels, weight loss, and glowing skin.

With 6 bottles of nutrient-rich greens per day, you’ll flood your system with the real nutrition it needs to start restoring and balancing your gut health for good. You’ll drink 4 cold-pressed juices and 2 smoothies every day.

Choosing essential nutrients found in dark leafy greens and embracing the probiotic and prebiotic richness of yacon root, you’re not just making a choice for your gut health; but for your overall health.

Take that step towards a more balanced, energized, and radiant you. Embrace the transformative power of the Lower Sugar* Detox Cleanse. Your body and your taste buds will thank you.

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Bio image of article author Lisa Testa, M.S.

With over two decades of expertise in the field of Health & Wellness, Lisa Testa, M.S. is an experienced nutritionist who has dedicated her career to empowering hundreds of clients on their journeys to weight loss and natural healing through the transformative power of raw food nutrition.

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