Inflammation is a natural process that helps your body heal and defend itself from harm. Unfortunately, it can sometimes run wild and become more serious. Chronic inflammation can last for a long time and may lead to various health problems but also it is a way of the body protecting itself from infection, illness or injury. This is sometimes visible on the body by redness, swelling and pain but could also be internal without any noticeable symptoms which can lead to many diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. There are compounds in foods that help to switch off inflammation foods such as quercetin in red onions, curcumin in turmeric, olecanthal in olive oil, bromelain in pineapple, Vitamin C in berries, broccoli, sulphur in eggs, onions and garlic and not forgetting Omega-3 fats in oily fish. Therefore choosing a balanced diet that cuts out processed products and boosts your intake of whole, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich foods will help you to feel healthier and reduce your risk of many diseases.
This evening cookery class is an introduction to preparing anti-inflammatory foods based on scientific knowledge of how they can help your body maintain optimum health into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way, providing healthy cooking tips and allowing you to adapt your existing recipes at home.
You will learn to cook a range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. You will discover the medicinal benefits of carefully selected herbs and spices and how to incorporate them into dishes.
Sample recipes include:
Thai pumpkin soup,
Sweet potato black bean burgers or baked tilapia with pecan rosemary topping
Rhubard, apple & ginger muffins
Our hands-on cookery classes at KitchenJoy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the KitchenJoy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.
Courses max 8 persons
Dates Tuesday 4th December 2018; Thursday 24th January 2019; Monday 25th February 2019; Thursday 7th March 2019; Wednesday 17th April 2019
Timings 7 pm to 9.30 pm