Inflammation is a natural process that occurs in your body as a response to damaged cells, invading pathogens, irritating chemicals, and other negative factors. It is a normal part of your immune system’s reaction to these stimuli. However, when inflammation occurs chronically, that is for long periods of time, it can do significant damage to your body.
To reduce your overall amount of chronic inflammation, it is important to eliminate, or at least limit, the foods that cause it, and increase foods that inhibit inflammation.
Here's an exquisite anti-inflammatory cocktail with beets, ginger, turmeric, berries, and Athletic Greens, that boosts the immune system and helps relieve swelling.
- 2/3 cup beets
- 1/3 cup carrots
- 1/3 cup cucumbers
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 2 cups strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry cocktail
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon Athletic Greens
The how to
- Cut the beets, carrots, and cucumbers into small pieces.
- Add the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
Athletic Greens is a solid greens supplement with a good flavor that supports digestive health, energy production, balanced nutrient intake, and alkalinity to your diet. A greens supplement like this is a good addition to any athlete’s regimen, but is especially important for those not consuming enough fruits and vegetables.