Anti Inflammatory Thoughts
All good personal trainers need to keep abreast of the latest research on exercise, fitness, and nutritional well-being. The following is some interesting reading I came across lately – to my mind we should always aim to include anti-inflammatory nutrients in our diet, and it is this property that is one of the key aspects of why fish oil is just so damn good for us! I recommend that all of our personal training clients here at Ultimate Performance take the maximum amount of high-quality fish oil that their budgets will allow. Some even take as much as 40 grammes every day and have spectacular results!
By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, January 25, 2005, abstracted from “Seven Ways To Protect Your Heart With Anti-Inflammatory Alternatives” from Dr. Mercola’s online newsletter. Many people now realize the pivotal role inflammation plays, the many chronic diseases that afflict our society include; heart disease type 1 and 2 diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Nutritionally, omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil are regarded as the best way to decrease this inflammation. As a result, many people now know about fish oil but few people know about these five other supplements that also play a significant role in decreasing inflammation:
GINGER: This wondrous root contains 6-gingerol, an anti-inflammatory compound shown to decrease inflammation that is thought to contribute to cancer.