The phrase “anti-inflammatory foods” probably isn’t new to you, but understanding why we need them and the best ones to eat can be another story.
The majority of inflammation in our bodies is caused by poor food choices such as processed foods and even specific types of food such as gluten and dairy. The other major contributor is stress and other lifestyle choices. I was just reading that at least 70% of medical related issues are caused by stress!
When inflammation is chronic and left unchecked, eventually we develop various ailments and even serious health problems. To counteract that and be proactive, I recommend incorporating as many of these easy-to-find anti-inflammatory foods!
- Hemp, chia and flax seeds
- Oily fish such as wild caught Alaskan salmon
- Turmeric, cayenne, cumin and similar spices
- Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts
- Dark, leafy greens such as kale and spinach
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red grapes
- Tart cherries
- Any berry
- Green tea
- Sweet potatoes
- Nuts (except peanuts)
There are obviously others so please post a comment with any additions you would like to add!
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