Do you or someone you know have diabetes, heart disease, allergies, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, or cancer? All of these diseases have their origins in or are exacerbated by inflammation. In many cases, inflammation is triggered by what we eat each day.
Give these recipes a try to reduce your inflammation and get on the road to feeling better.
Recipe #1 – Ginger Tea with Mint and Lemon
1/4 inch slice of ginger root (peeled)
8 oz water
3 mint leaves
1 – 2 Fresh lemon slices
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add in ginger root, mint and lemon slices. Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes before drinking.
Recipe #2 – Avocado Toast
1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and thinly sliced (video)
2 slices whole grain bread or whole wheat bread
Black pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
Toast bread to your likeness. Drizzle olive oil lightly over one side. Layer avocado slices and then top with some freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy immediately! Refrigerate any remaining avocado in an airtight container (good for 1 to 2 days).
Recipe #3 – Baked Apples with Cinnamon
½ cup nuts and/or seeds (walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
¼ cup dried cranberries (apple juice sweetened)
2 dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
4 apples (Jazz, Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Haralson, Cortland)
¼ cup Manuka honey
1 cup apple juice or cider
Preheat oven to 325°F degrees. Mix nuts/seeds, cranberries, dates, ginger root, and spices in a bowl. Core the apples. Then stuff each apple with the nut/seed mixture, then drizzle with honey and place in an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish. Pour juice or cider around the fruit to keep it moist. Bake until fruit softens (about 30 to 35 minutes). Serve warm.