One of the most powerful tools to fight inflammation won’t be found at the pharmacy. Your local grocery store will carry exactly what you need to fit inflammation. Some foods and beverages may actually have more anti-inflammatory effects what you get at the pharmacy.
Inflammation can be good and bad! Inflammation can help your body defend itself from injury or an infection, but chronic inflammation day in and day out even where then body isn’t threatened with a foreign invader can lead to weight gain and chronic disease. Add stress, inflammatory foods and low activity and your risk becomes even greater for weight gain and disease.
Choose the right anti-inflammatory food for you to reduce the risk of illness! Try adding some of these anti-inflammatory foods in your nutritional plan.
Green Leafy Veggies (Spinach, Kale, Collards, and Broccoli)
Nuts (Almonds and Walnuts)
Fatty Fish (Salmon, Sardines, Mackerel, and Herring)
Fruits (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries, and Oranges)
Peppers & Mushrooms
Make sure to stay away from refined carbs (like white bread and pastries), fried foods, sodas (and other sugary drinks), red meat, and margarine, shortening, or lard. All of these foods can cause more inflammation in your body and cause long term damage.
In addition to lowering inflammation, a more natural diet with less processed foods can have a noticeable difference in your physical and emotional health. A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing risk of chronic disease but also improving mood and self confidence.