Incorporating the top 10 Anti-inflammatory foods into your diet can help your body deal with the stresses of everyday life. These foods are loaded with anti-oxidants and protect the body from free radical damage.
We suggest you also include anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and herbs like cilantro for even more added benefits.
THE TOP 10 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS
Green Leafy Veggies
Green Leafy Veggies are packed with anti-inflammatory flavonoids that are rich in anti-oxidants and have been shown to restore cellular health.
Dark green leafs contain Vitamin K and Chlorophyll, which protects your brain from oxidative stress caused by free radical damage.
Recent studies show that celery contains both antioxident and anti inflammatory properties. Both help improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. The seeds help lower inflammation and fight bacteria
They contain betalain, which gives them the lovely red color. They are also packed with Folate, Zinc, Copper and Magnesium. The betalain in beets also helps thin bile and supports healthy Gallbladder and Liver function.
A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips, cabbage and more. They contain Sulforaphanes and Folate, which have been shown to help prevent cancer. These fiber rich foods also help with constipation and aid digestion.
They contain quercetin a flavonoid that fights inflammation and cancer. Consuming these gems helps slow cognitive decline and improves memory and motor function
Contain high levels of Bromelain a proteolytic enzyme that helps decrease inflammation and plaque build up in blood vessels
Is an excellent source on Omega 3 Fatty acids. Research shows that Omega 3 fats are the good fats, needed to help stabilize blood sugar and support the hormone pathways.
Bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphates and others. Bone broth also contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, compounds that reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of walnuts help protect you against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems and type II diabetes. Walnuts are also high in omega-3 fatty acid and fiber.
One of the most heavily researched foods, with over 170 studies touting its benefits. Garlic exerts its benefits on multiple levels, offering anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. It’s thought that much of garlic’s therapeutic effect comes from its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
If you are struggling with incorporating these foods talk to me about adding whole foods supplement support.
Have a healthy happy veggie week