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Top Anti Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation causes dozens of health problems ranging from the frustrating but not fatal things like acne to psoriasis to serious diseases like cancer and heart diseases. In fact, almost every serious diseases is caused directly by inflammation. The good news is that we can avoid most of this inflammation simply by changing our diets to include anti-inflammatory foods and there are so many to choose from that you’ll never get bored of eating this way.

Here is a list anti-inflammatory foods you can choose from :

  • Celery – Celery also contains high concentrations of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory content that help manage cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
  • Beets – Beets contain high levels of potassium and magnesium, essential minerals that help reduce inflammation.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli is another vegetable with a high concentration of both anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants.
  • Blueberries – Blueberries contain a powerful combination of essential antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and other vitamins.
  • Salmon – It contains vitamins D, B6 and B12 which are essential to maintaining a good mood plus omega 3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation.
  • Walnuts – Walnuts are some of the healthiest nuts out there, containing high concentrations of several anti-oxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Chia Seeds – Chia contains large amounts of omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids, which also have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Turmeric – Turmeric is often recommended as a supplement to prevent the occurrence or worsening of arthritis thanks to its intense anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Ginger – Ginger is a great accent for your food and it also happens to be one of the best anti-inflammatories out there.
  • Pineapples – Pineapples contain quercetin and bromelain, a combination that’s often used to reduce inflammation and related problems.
  • Leafy Green Vegetables – Leafy green vegetables contain high concentrations of a variety of nutrients including Vitamin K, a vitamin strongly associated with reduced inflammation. Go for spinach, instead of your normal lettuce for an incredible health boost-most of these vegetables contain at least twice the nutritional content of lettuce.

Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like second hand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks.

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    • Thank you. I am glad you liked it. Various anti-inflammatory diets are promoted online. But, researchers are still figuring out how what we eat may affect inflammation. So far, it appears that eating a variety of nutritious foods may help reduce inflammation in the body. What we eat may help prevent and keep chronic inflammation in check. And, a healthy eating plan provides nutrients that help keep your immune system working well. Thank you again for stopping by today.

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    • I am glad you found it helpful. The main foods that people following an anti-inflammatory diet should avoid include: processed meats. sugary drinks. trans fats, found in fried foods. white bread. white pasta. gluten. soybean oil and vegetable oil. processed snack foods, such as chips and crackers. Hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. Overall I eat well but sugary snacks and drinks are my kryptonite. Sometimes when I eat too much sugar in a short period of time, I can have issues swallowing. Initially, I thought it was a thyroid condition (which runs in my family). But my mom thinks my throat may be irritated by excessive sugar. Can these anti-inflammatory foods help?

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    • Hi Bella, these foods will help, Yes.!! But eventually you will have to build a habit to but down on sugary foods. Consuming a 50-gram dose of fructose causes a spike in inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) just 30 minutes later. Furthermore, CRP remains high for over two hours. In addition to added sugar, eating too many refined carbohydrates has also been linked to increased inflammation in humans. Hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    • Welcome Lizzy. I am glad you liked it. An anti-inflammatory diet consists of foods that reduce inflammatory responses. This diet involves replacing sugary, refined foods with whole, nutrient-rich foods. An anti-inflammatory diet also contains increased amounts of antioxidants, which are reactive molecules in food that reduce the number of free radicals. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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  2. Hi Garima,

    We love them all in our family. We are active so acquainted with stiffness, inflammation, and soreness. I hate drugs, so foods are great. How many folks eat for health as compared to medicinal usage for pain.

    Thanks,

    Gary

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    • Hi Gary, I agree. Food as a preventative medicine to keep us healthy. What we eat is the main culprit behind many chronic diseases, and eating a healthier diet helps prevent and treat the most common of these debilitating conditions. While food cannot replace medication entirely, a healthy diet is the foundation for a healthier workforce and lower healthcare costs. Thank you for stopping by today.

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