We all want to feel good in our body, but let’s admit it, we also want to look good. The way we connect to our looks is part of how we feel, right? Well, one of the questions I get asked a lot by my private clients is, “How can I get rid of this puffiness around my eyes/in my face/insert trouble spot of your own?”. Of course, there are tons of products on the market that are telling us what to put ON these trouble spots, but you know that I am going to tell you that what you put IN your body is where it all starts.
Before we look at what can help to decrease puffiness let’s take just two
seconds to give service to what can CAUSE it: excessive sugar and caffeine. If
you swear you don’t really use either and you still find your self with bags around
your eyes: First, really double check the content of your food. Sugar is sneaky. It
likes to hide-out under other names and guises. Second, check with your own
practitioner or specialist to help you understand what is happening for you
Now let’s look at four foods that will help fight inflammation for good!
1. Broccoli – is excellent for reducing eye inflammation. This great green
veggie contains double the vitamin C of an orange and just about as much calcium
as a glass of whole milk. Best to be bought (and used!) with bright, green florets and
firm stalks. **Extra Tip** Steamed al dente is the best way to go. Raw is
hard to digest. Cooked any other way and you lose all those great nutrients.