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The Secret to a "Cytokine Storm"

So we've spoken about what a "cytokine storm" is and how its inflammation can affect the body negatively. Which can allow this "virus" to cause issues for our health.

We also spoke about a few foods that can help to relieve inflammation and yesterday we spoke of the foods that can cause this upset of too much inflammation in the body.

So today . . . I'm going to tell you one of my little secrets to keeping inflammation and a "cytokine storm" at bay.

As we know . . . small flare-ups of "inflammation" are a good thing because it's the immune system working to heal the body. Those are our "anti-inflammatory" cytokines.

But . . . "chronic" inflammation can be a sign of something more concerning such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, weight issues or even cancer. And those are our "proinflammatory" cytokines. (As we spoke of yesterday)

And we now know . . . that the body's "cytokines" are what "regulates" inflammation.

So knowing this information . . . when I was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago . . . I knew how important it was to keep the inflammation in my body to a minimum.

You know . . . just enough to heal my body . . . but not too much to cause a "storm".

Well . . . one of the foods I found that fit that bill . . . was "mung beans".

You see . . . "mung beans", also spelt "moong", are a green little bean that's smaller than a pea. They're a subtropical plant and are native to the Indian subcontinent . . . mainly found in India, China and South East Asia.

When they're in whole form . . . they're called "mung" bean . . . but when split like a split pea . . . they're now "yellow" in color and are called "mung dal or moong dal". Dal meaning split. And "mung dal" is the perfect Sattvic detox food in Ayurveda and is a staple in Indian culture.