Eating for Flexibility

1. Foods that fight inflammation

Fish, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and green leafy vegetables.

Cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and chili peppers.
I love putting a cinnamon stick in my water bottle.

-Calcium & Vitamin D
Dairy products and green leafy vegetables
Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption. Calcium helps build strong bones and is used in muscle contraction.

– Collagen
Nuts, beans, nut butters, almond flower, lentils, hummus and hemp seeds are all foods high in plant protein. Foods high in vitamin C also aid in the production of collagen. Such as, chili peppers, kiwis, lemons, thyme, Guavas, mustard spinach.

2. Foods that increase inflammation ….Run away..

Grain-fed Meat
Beef, chicken, pork.
grain fed animals are given antibiotics and hormones, which are then transfer to our bodies through ingestion. This trigger our nervous system that we are under attack, increasing inflammation. The grain and hormone diet causes the animal to gain weight but it also causes weight gain in people who eat that animal.

Milk, cheese, yogurt, butter

Refined flour
Found in more pizza dough, white bread, crackers, pasta, breakfast cereals, flour tortillas to name a few.

Sugar, fried foods, artificial additives
fast foods, backed goods, breakfast cereals

I am sure you could have guessed most of these foods… Always remember, everything in moderation.