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Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
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Many major diseases including diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s have been linked to chronic inflammation. Try adding these 10 foods to your diet to help combat inflammation and improve health!
  1.   Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants which help fight inflammation and restore cellular health. They also contain anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

Try: swiss chard, bok choy, spinach, kale

 

  1.     Garlic

Garlic is packed full of antioxidants and also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help treat and prevent colds. The sulfur contents of garlic also make it a strong anti-inflammatory food.

 

  1.     Beets

Beets signature deep purple colour comes from the powerful antioxidant, Belatin. Beets also contain high levels of potassium and magnesium which help to fight inflammation and repair cells.

 

  1.     Broccoli

Broccoli has been termed a ‘nutritional powerhouse’ as it contains numerous key vitamins, flavonoids, and carotenoids which all help the body battle inflammation.

 

  1.     Blueberries

Blueberries, and other dark coloured berries, contain the flavonoid, Quercetin, which is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin is also known to help combat cancer.

 

  1.     Pineapple

Pineapple contains a high supply of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium. The combination of these vitamins plus other antioxidants makes pineapple a powerful disease preventing food.

 

  1.     Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene which is one of the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. Lycopene has been linked to preventing cancer and depression, improving cellular integrity, and delaying aging.

 

  1.     Fatty Fish

Fatty fish are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be strong anti-inflammatory agents.

Try: Salmon, mackerel, tuna

 

  1.     Nuts

Nuts are full of polysaturated and monosaturated fats which have major anti-inflammatory effects. They are also high in vitamin E, fiber and protein which make them a great healthy snack.

 

     10.    Spices

Many spices have potent anti-inflammatory properties that are linked to fighting several inflammatory related diseases.

Try: Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon



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