Antioxidant Midnight Snack
Lately I have been obsessed with putting as much anti-inflammatory foods as possible in my diet. I don’t eat very often, and am often too nauseous or pukey to even try eating, so this has been a struggle. The key for me has been to find things that feel more indulgent than eating junk when I’m too sick to actually cook. That meant replacing ice cream or cookies when a late night craving hits with something to help my overall health and lower inflammation, and I have found a pretty stunning array of foods-with-benefits. 🙂
My favorite thing right now is a steaming mug of organic chai tea with a tiny splash of organic cream or almond milk and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top, served with a handful of whole dried tart Montmorency cherries and marcona almonds. Absolutely delicious. Full of flavor, full of good stuff for my body, and in no way do I feel like I’m missing out. In fact, I am totally satisfied making these kinds of substitutions and have much more confidence that I can and will stick with the changes I am making. Baby steps! This is just one of oh-so-many.
How do you incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your everyday diet, and what are some of your favorites?
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