Chronic inflammation is a low-grade inflammatory response of prolonged duration due to the cause of inflammation persisting. The inflammatory process causes tissue damage and is accompanied by simultaneous attempts at healing and repair.
The nature, extent and time course of chronic inflammation is variable, and depends on the balance between the causative agent and attempts by the body to remove it.
Personalised lifestyle and nutrition interventions for improving inflammation and decreasing risk for associated diseases of lifestyle will be given according to genotype. It is, however, important to take the full panel into account to ensure a holistic, personalised plan is provided.
Blueberries are probably one of my favourite superfoods. They are high in antioxidants, high in fibre and an excellent food to include into your diet regularly. I start my day with a fun smoothie bowl on most days. You can always add a few little boosters to your smoothies, these include:
- Superfood powders such as: moringa, spirulina, chlorella
- A spoonful of ground flax powder
- A handful of spinach / kale
Simple ingredients topped off with your favourite smoothie bowl toppings.
- 1/3 cup gluten free granola
- 30g almonds, slightly toasted
- 60ml coconut yogurt
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- A small handful frozen berries
- ½ fresh dragon fruit
- 1 tsp raw honey
In a bowl, add the coconut yogurt topped with gluten free granola to one side, toasted almonds, chia seeds, berries and fresh dragon fruit slices. Drizzle with raw honey.