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Our immune system protects our bodies from foreign invaders and the way it does that is through little bouts of inflammation.  But for many the inflammation persists all day every day; chronic inflammation causes fatigue,  depression, heart disease, diabetes and even Alzehemir’s disease. There are a ton of supplements on the market that claim to help reduce inflammation, and I will mention a few below, but I am firm, believer, that we can find many solutions in the food we eat.  Foods for one are less expensive way to combat inflammation, and these foods also have many other benefits that help increase your bodies overall health.

 

Green Leafy Vegetable

Contain a ton of Vitamin K and the omega 3’s; so no more smelly fish oil.

  • kale
  • spinach
  • collards
  • swiss chard

 

Beets


Beets repair our cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium. They also boost our energy and have been known to lower blood pressure.

 

Walnuts

A 1/4 cup of Walnuts gives us over 100% of the daily allowance needed for our Omega 3 intake.

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed full of lycopene an antioxidant that is ninja fighting inflammation machine. When you cook these bad boys, their anti-inflammatory super-powers are amplified.

 

Coconut Oil

This food wonder is not only an anti-inflammatory, but it also boosts our metabolism and balances our hormones(at 47 I really need help with hormones). I also use coconut oil on my skin, and it helps me control my fro too.

 

Salmon

Salmon is loaded with Omega 3’s the most dominant anti-inflammatory substance.  This fish and it’s Xmen style properties can help lower your risk of cancer, arthritis and heart disease.

 

Tart Cherries

These lip puckering balls of sour not only help inflammation but they also reduce pain, repair our muscles and protect our muscles too. I highly recommend drinking a glass after a workout.

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants which give it anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting powers.

 

Garlic

Your breath may stink, but you will be healthy! Garlic contains sulfur compounds that stimulate our immune system which helps us fight disease. Just remember to keep the Altoids close.

 

Curcumin

Found in Tumeric but can also be purchased as a stand-alone supplement this ancient wonder has many anti-inflammatory properties.  Recently, researchers have found over 150 therapeutic properties for its potential role it plays in maintaining neurological health as we age, Promotes normal cellular regeneration, improves cognitive health, and keeps our immune system strong.

 

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6 thoughts on “Naturally Fight Inflammation With These 10 Foods

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    Great info Andrea! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on April 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm
  2. Just what I’ve been needing. Pinning for later.

    Posted on April 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm
  3. I had no idea coconut oil was anti-inflammatory. I’m going to get me some tomorrow! I love cooking with it and love the idea of helping with our hormones too.

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    Posted on April 5, 2017 at 4:18 am
    1. Coconut is a WONDER it helps with everything:)

      Posted on April 6, 2017 at 3:19 am
  4. So good to know. I have arthritis so I am always looking for ways to decrease inflammation!

    Posted on April 6, 2017 at 1:34 am
    1. I highly recommend taking Curcumin. My daughter has an auto-immune that causes a ton of inflammation and this has been a game changer.

      Posted on April 6, 2017 at 3:19 am