I know I have posted other articles on Chronic inflammation which has been associated with a variety of illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's, and more-but It is important to remember that there are ways to decrease your risk through diet changes, these foods can decrease your risk of illness. It's no secret that chronic inflammation can be detrimental to our health. We're not speaking about the natural-occurring inflammation that safeguards your body—for example when you have an injury that causes inflammation. I am speaking about the kind that major diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, arthritis, and Alzheimer's have been connected to.
The good news, we can use food to fight chronic inflammation. Rather than focusing on each the inflammatory foods that are quite obvious, such as sugar, soda, empty carbs, alcohol, and some other processed food, let us look at the foods you may eat to decrease inflammation. Adding salads or eating the vegetables alone that include leafy greens like Swiss chard and spinach, as well as veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale have powerful anti-inflammatory effects that reduce certain amounts within the body that drive inflammation. Add avocado into the mixture with its valuable chemicals protect against inflammation and you're set. Chili peppers contain specific acids that may also decrease inflammation, in addition to raw or lightly cooked mushrooms. Berries like acai-berries, and blueberries are packed with antioxidants that may decrease inflammation while also boosting immunity as well as flavor so pack them into smoothies or oatmeal. You may have heard how Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon and sardines have health benefits, but also seeds and nuts have anti-inflammatory properties like flaxseeds, almonds, and walnuts which help to decrease inflammation. Add seeds into your breakfast smoothie or oatmeal, and scatter nuts on salads and roasted vegetables. Turmeric is another spice with powerful medicinal properties that give curry it’s yellow color and has a powerful constituent called curcumin and it's responsible for turmeric's increase in popularity for its anti-inflammatory advantages. Proceed past the golden latte, and include this spice into soups, grain bowls, and additives. Always add freshly ground black pepper to increase turmeric's absorption.
Drink plenty of water, not only does it moisturize but it will help soothe inflammation within the body. Green or black tea have flavonoids, that have anti-inflammatory properties. Brew it yourself to avoid any unwanted sugars from pre-made versions.
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