We all want to feel good in our body, but let’s face it, we want to look good too. The way we connect with our appearance is part of how we feel, right? Well, one of the questions that many of my private clients ask me is, “How can I get rid of this puffiness around my eyes / in my face / enter a trouble spot of your own?”. Of course, there are tons of products on the market that are telling us what to put on these trouble spots, but you know I’m going to tell you that what you put in your body is where it starts. all.
Before we look at what will help reduce puffiness, let’s take just two
seconds to service what CAN BE SUBMITTED: excessive sugar and caffeine. Both
you swear you don’t really use but you still find your own with bags around
your eyes: First, double check the content of your food. Sugar is sneaky. It
he likes to hide under other names and pray. Second, check with your own
a practitioner or specialist to help you understand what is happening to you
Now let’s take a look at four foods that will help fight inflammation for good!
1. Broccoli – excellent for reducing inflammation of the eyes. This wonderful lock
orange contains twice as much vitamin C and almost as much calcium
as a glass of whole milk. Best to buy (and use!) With bright, green and florets
tight stems. ** Additional Tip ** Steamed al dente is the best way to go. Is raw
difficult to digest. Cooked any other way and you will lose all those wonderful nutrients.
2. Grapes – on reducing inflammation we are really talking
about the juice portion of the grape, but do NOT store packaged grape juice. Grapes
contain vitamin A, B-Complex and C and relieve any swelling in the throat, mouth,
gums and eyes. (Grapes ripen when picked so pick ripe
bunch where to buy!)
3. Hemp Oil – let me say right away that this is not marijuana
Talk about it here. Hemp oil is loaded with our Omega 3 friends (over number)
but also contains something called GLAs (gamma-linoleic acid) that stimulates growth
of healthy hair, skin AND reduce inflammation. Use on salads, baked root
vegetables and as a dressing. ** Additional Tip **Do not use it for cooking and
you are not getting the benefits if you take it in capsule form.
4. Tears of Job – Sounds like a magic potion, doesn’t it? It really is a
whole grain! Before it is hidden it has a strong, black case that has earned it greatness
name. When hulled, it is more like barley. Maybe you had it at one time
and you thought you had a very plain barley soup. This grain is great for
cool down any inflammation and may be very helpful for those suffering from