Most chronic diseases develop as a result of inflammation. Organs like the heart and pancreas, and joints become weakened. Nutrition can be your ally in fighting pain and inflammation. Anti-inflammatory foods really exist. Research suggests that there's a link between diet and inflammation, which is your body's response to injury or infection. While this normal immune system’s response is important for healing, sometimes inflammation can become chronic. Long-term inflammation is linked to several diseases and conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease.
An anti-inflammatory diet avoids things that promote inflammation. Avoid these pro-inflammatory foods that make inflammation worse: most processed foods that are high in unhealthy fats (including saturated and trans fats), added sugars, preservatives and refined carbohydrates. The Everything Shake is low in these unhealthy fats, and has no added sugar, refined carbohydrates, or preservatives.
Include nutrients that have anti-inflammation or analgesic properties to help relieve pain. These include vitamin D, magnesium, omega-3s, antioxidants like vitamins C and E. In addition, protein is vital for cell renewal after an infection. In particular, two amino acids are important: arginine and glutamine. Arginine is an amino acid that stimulates immune cells, promotes wound healing and acts as a precursor of nitric oxide — which aids in circulation. Glutamine is an important fuel for your body's immune response and promotes wound healing, supports immune function and provides energy for intestinal cells (http://www.mayoclinic.org/nutrition-and-pain/art-20208638?pg=2 ).