Importance of Diet With Nasal Polyps
I understand the importance of diet with nasal polyps and sinus infections more than ever after the last few weeks. Let me explain.
Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Easter and got to relax a bit. I have to say that I have noticed something really strange in the last couple of days.
After feeling fit and healthy, pain free and uncongested for over 15 months, I started to notice a couple of changes. Some of the old inflammation pains in the elbows, knees and some other joints started to flare up slightly.
I also noticed that my nose was a bit stuffy and it hadn’t been like that for a very long time. Then I had started to think back as to “Why”. After thinking long a hard about what was going on I’m sure that a bit of a change in my diet was the culprit.
So, What Changed?
A few things did. In summary these included:
- Increased Sugar
- Not enough water each day
- A couple of beers at night (4-5 nights a week)
- And probably not eating enough fresh fruit and veges
As Easter was approaching, my wife who works from home likes to offer her clients a bit of an Easter treat with some chocolate eggs.
So Much For Discipline
I haven’t had much in the way of chocolate for a very long so like a sneaky little bugger that I am, would sneak an egg or two on my way past the sideboard. Over a couple of weeks those sweet little chocky treats added quite a bit to my sugar intake that wasn’t there for over 12 months.
Oh and we also bought each other a couple of Easter Eggs too. Needless to say, I’m glad they are all gone and life can get back to normal. As far as water goes I have been drinking between 2-3 litres a day and do try to include the juice of half a lemon in a glass most days, (Far out I have been so slack).
Well for some reason or another I guess life / work got in the way and I hadn’t been drinking as much as I usually do.
Afternoon Beers On The Back Deck
Also, Autumn has been absolutely stunning and probably a bit warmer than normal so the summer feeling is still alive which makes for the perfect environment to enjoy a beer or two at the end of the day.
I have also been really slack with my squeeze of lemon for a couple of weeks too so I’m guessing these things have been adding up to change what’s been going on inside my body. I guess we are all human inside and no, we are not perfect, it’s a fact of life.
I think what I’m getting at is that until you notice these things, you don’t realise just how important diet is and the ramifications it has on your health and well-being.
So I have changed my ways back to how things were a few weeks back and will update you in a week or so, until then I will be drinking plenty of water, cut out the sugar and back off the beer.
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