Inflammation is the root for almost all the degenerative diseases such as heart diseases, Arthirities, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, lupus, etc.
Unfortunately a whole body inflammation is hard to diagnose and can turn to chronic inflammation over time.
Causes of inflammation include fatty and processed foods as well as a sedentary lifestyle that lacks physical activities.
Foods that cause inflammation include:-
Fried foods that are rich in trans fats and hydrogenated oils.
Foods high in Refined sugar like candies and sodas.
All these foods should be excluded from your diet and replaced with inflammation fighting foods such as:-
Turmeric contains a magical compound called curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, make sure to add it to your soups, stews, juices and almost everything you eat, it has a pleasant flavor that can blend in nicely in almost any type of food, or even try to drink turmeric tea before bed every night it can help you go into deep sleep.
Gingerols is the anti-inflammatory compounds found in ginger and studies showed that it is quit effective in easing the pain for Arthritis patients, add it to your juices or eat it raw for best results.
Fresh herbs contain antioxidants that can also reverse the damage of inflammation on the joints and blood vessels, you can grow rosemary in your windowsill so you can enjoy it fresh at hand all the time.
All fatty fish that provide a good punch of omega-3 fatty acids are good to balance the damage done by omega-6 consumed through fatty foods which can aggravate and worsen inflammation, salmon is a widely liked type of fish that all family members can enjoy and doesn’t take long to prepare.
– Olive Oil.
Olive oil is considered a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet because it packs so many benefits for the health and Hal’s the ability to reduce inflammation fueling compounds from the blood, however make sure you choose extra virgin olive oil because it is not stripped out of its several health benefits.
– Hemp Seeds.
Hemp Seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as magnesium and carbohydrates, sprinkle a teaspoon of it on your salads to have a nutty flavor.
Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your cardiovascular system, add them to your deserts or even half a handful of roasted walnuts as an afternoon snack.
Blueberries are not only rich in anti-inflammatory but also potassium which add an extra benefit for the cardiovascular system, snack in fresh blueberries in the season or store them in the freezer for smoothies and deserts.
Kale is rich in free radical fighting A and C vitamins that work as strong antioxidants, swap your salad greens to antioxidants rich kale leaves.