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TOP 10 FOODS THAT HEAL THE BODY AND FIGHT INFLAMMATION

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Top 10 Foods That Heal The Body And Fight Inflammation

Anti-inflammatory foods. The top 10 foods that fight inflammation

 

Inflammation has been linked to being the root cause of all disease. 

 

Studies have shown that inflammation can cause various health issues including:

 

  • High blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Cancer
  • Asthma 
  • Alzheimer’s disease

 

There are many ways in how we end up with an inflammatory body, such as:

 

  • Environmental toxins
  • Stress
  • Poor diet

 

Benefits of an Anti-inflammatory Diet

 

Adding in anti-inflammatory foods in your diet regularly can do wonders for your health and body. 

 

You can expect benefits such as:

 

  • Weight loss
  • Better digestion
  • Less joint or body pain
  • Clearer skin
  • Improved mood

 

What is the best natural anti-inflammatory diet?

 

The best anti-inflammatory diet is one that is removed or low in:

 

  • Processed and refined foods. 
  • Saturated and trans fats
  • Refined sugars
  • Simple carbohydrates 
  • Dairy
  • Processed meat

 

Eat an abundance of foods that include:

 

  • Antioxidant-rich fruits & veggies, 
  • Healthy proteins
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Omega 3 fats
  • Herbs & spices

 

which foods cause inflammation 

 

  • Sugar, artificial sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup
  • Gluten
  • Vegetable and seed oils that are high in omega 6
  • Trans fats
  • Processed soy
  • Nightshade vegetables can be problematic for some individuals
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol

 

It’s important to note that by simply adding more anti-inflammatory foods to your diet will not cure a chronic inflammatory condition. 

 

For this, certain foods need to be removed and there must be significant diet and lifestyle changes. But its definitely possible!

 

10 Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

 

#1 Green vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, cabbage)

Green Leafy Vegetables (Kale, Collard, Spinach, etc.)

There’s a reason why green vegetables are top of the list. Green veggies- particularly leafy greens contain high amounts of anti-inflammatory flavonoids and are rich in antioxidants.

 

#2 Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which is proven to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. Pineapple eases digestive issues and even improves fertility!

 

#3 Berries  

Berries

Blueberries in particular, are full of antioxidants and are high in vitamin C and K. They help reduce inflammation in brain cells and improve vision.

 

#4 Turmeric

Turmeric

Curcumin is the active ingredient found in turmeric. Turmeric is an impressive anti-inflammatory that improves joint pain and actively improves skin conditions. Use with black pepper to increase absorbency.

 

#5 Ginger

Ginger

Known for its abilities to soothe digestive upsets, ginger is shown to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and boost circulation.

 

#6 Nuts and seeds rich in omega 3 (flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts)

Nuts and seeds rich in omega 3 (flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts)

Contain high amounts of omega 3, an essential fatty acid that greatly helps to lower inflammation in the body. 

 

Nuts and seeds improve digestion, lower cholesterol and make your hair skin and nails glowing and strong!

 

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#7 Garlic

Garlic

A natural antibiotic boosts immunity lowers blood pressure and even wards off hair loss.

 

#8 Avocado

Avocado

If you want dewy gorgeous skin start eating avocados! Right in omega 3s, fibre and chock full of nutrients.

 

#9 Onions

Onions

Boosts immunity and reduces inflammation. This humble veggie not only adds tons of flavour but contains antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

 

#10 Beetroot 

Beetroot

A blood cleanser that helps to detox the liver. Beetroot fights inflammation, prevents signs of ageing and boosts energy.

 

Supplements

 

Although food sources are preferred and should be included, having a good quality supplement can really take your health to the next level

 

 

Best anti-inflammatory cookbook

 

If you are looking for anti-inflammatory cookbooks that have plenty of great tasting, take a look at these top picks.

The Doctor's Kitchen Dr. Rupy Aujlair?t=holisticallyl-21&l=am2&o=2&a=000823

The How Not To Die Cookbook Michael Greger, MDir?t=holisticallyl-21&l=am2&o=2&a=150984

Anti-Inflammation Cookbookir?t=holisticallyl-21&l=am2&o=2&a=145213

I’m curious, have you ever gone on an anti-inflammatory diet? If so, how did you get on? Feel free to leave any tips or resources in the comments below. 😊

 

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