My Top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods I Incorporate Into My Daily Diet.
First let me start off by saying I am not a doctor, I am someone who had struggled with gastrointestinal issue for a majority of my life. In my health journey I realized the important role food was playing on my overall health. My body was lack of a better word internally inflamed. I had to find foods that helped bring down the inflammation in my body so it could work at it’s best. I read, I read, and I read some more, spoke to RD’s, herbalists, naturopathic doctors all about anti-inflammatory foods because medication was just not cutting it for me.
After doing my own research and gathering all the information I could, I decided to start implement anti-inflammatory foods into my diet. I am personally so thankful I did.
Below I am sharing 10 of my top anti-inflammatory foods that I incorporated into my daily diet that helped get me on track with my digestion and over all health. PLEASE note that every BODY is different, what may work for me, might not work for you and vice versa. You may have a food allergy I don’t have and again vice versa. When it comes to your health please first listen your body, it will tell you how it feels, read up on things you may want to learn more about when it comes to food and their healing properties and always if you feel you need to please consult a doctor, RD to get any other further information you may need.
With that all said, below are my top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods I Incorporate Into My Daily Diet and why!
My Top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods
Ginger: Ginger is mostly know for its most common use aiding in decreasing nausea and vomiting, think Ginger Ale. Throughout the years there has been studies that have shown that ginger not only helps with those issues but also helps with inflammation. You can enjoy ginger in tea, as a spice in your food, pill form etc. I recently just shared my favorite tonic that I drink daily, I have included the link here.
Olive Oil: Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols. One study also showed that olive oil antioxidants can inhibit some genes and proteins that drive inflammation
Spinach: A great source of anti-inflammatory compounds such as B vitamins, Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty. Vitamin E is believed by many to protect the body, against pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines. One of the best sources of this vitamin are dark green veggies, such as spinach,-health.com
Salmon: Salmon is rich in omega-3 fats, omega-3’s, which have potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries, blueberries, cherries: Fruits are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Plain Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols which is beneficial to aiding in inflammation with antioxidant activity.
Turmeric + Black Pepper : Most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, mixed with black pepper helps your body absorb Turmeric better. Turmeric, appears to work in the body by helping to turn off NF-kappa B, a compound that’s integral to triggering the process of inflammation, research shows.- health.com
Garlic: Organosulfur compounds derived from garlic may lower the production of substances in the blood that boost inflammation. –health.com
Brown Rice: Whole grains like brown rice digest slowly. Which can help reduce the spikes in blood sugar that can promote inflammations.
Onions: Vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Quercetin, a flavonoid in onions, helps inhibit inflammation-causing agents at play in arthritis. –health.com
Again, as I stated I am not a doctor or a dietitian, yet, so I have gathered information from source that I trust and research from. Some are pulled from books I have read as well s articles that I have found beneficial written by experts in their field.