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Reduce Inflammation: Consider Your Condiments

Inflammation-How I rid my body of inflammation.

_I made slow changes over time and built habit patterns of success.

_Sugar! What about it? 🤷‍♀️ Here’s the thing: Sugar itself isn’t inherently bad. It gives you energy and occurs naturally in many healthy foods, like fruits, veggies, and dairy.

_The problem is when you overdo it on *added* sugar — the kind found in processed foods and drinks. 🥤 Consistently consuming too much can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes; mess with your mood; and even give you more wrinkles. 😲 Plus, eating too much added sugar may make inflammation worse— which is particularly important when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 🙋‍♀️ or other forms of inflammatory arthritis. 💡

_You can’t cut sugar out completely, but you can trim your sugar intake — and possibly help improve your arthritis symptoms — I did! 🙌

_Consider Your Condiments—Funny, that’s the feedback I received this week from my trainer. 🤷‍♀️ _ One tablespoon of ketchup has nearly a teaspoon of sugar; the same amount of barbecue sauce has more than a teaspoon. 😲Look for brands with no added sugar, or flavor your foods with fresh salsa, yellow mustard, herbs or spices, which tend to be very low in sugar. Another surprise source of sugar: jarred sauces. #knowledgeispower, #reducingsugar, #reducinginflammation, #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior, #inflammationwarrior, #hashimotoswarrior, #slowandsteadywinstherace, #reclaimingmylife

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