Can Nutrition Make A BIG Difference for People with Parkinson's Disease...Part 3
For readers of this series, you are drinking more water and planning your meals more like a caveman! Great! If you don't have the foggiest idea of what I'm talkinga bout, please check out parts 1 and 2 of this short series of blogs.
Let me mix a few more topics into this blog...Free Radicals are these molecules that get screwed up in the body as a result in this case of eating certain foods like high glycemic foods like breads that are refined carbohydrates and sugars. They have an effect on your blood glucose and are more likely to generate free radicals which actually damage cells which are the building blocks of our healthy bodies.
So, what do we do with Free Radicals...we send in Antioxidants to clean them up. The power of antioxidants to clean these cell damaging radicals out of your body is right in front of us when we walk into the grocery store. Things like dark grapes, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, nuts and even organic dark chocolate are full of these radical fighters that will save your cells in the same way that our beloved firefighters rush in to save a burning building. That's not a bad list either...some delicous foods on that list.
How about inflammation in your body. It's actually a good thing...it's a reaction that sends little carpenters to fix any areas of your body that are damaged at the cellular level. We need inflammation to heal in acute circumstances. The problem is that when there is chronic inflammation that is present as a result of eating pro-inflammatory foods, the end result can be damage to the cells that may lead or contribute to worsening of chronic conditions like Parkinson's Disease. We want to avoid foods that contribute to inflammation such as refined carbohydrates such as bread, processed meat, white rice, sugar, soda, sports drinks to name a few. Eat more foods that are inflammation fighters such as green leafy vegetables, spinach, yellow peppers, quinoa, whole grain bread, oatmeal, fruites, tea, coffee and wine.
It's just science people...it's not opinion...these are real food problems and they can have an impact on your symptoms with Parkinson's Disease. You have the power to determine if that impact if good or bad.
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