Anti-Inflammatory Foods!

Anti-Inflammatory Foods!

The Cleveland Clinic says that “When your body activates your immune system, it sends out inflammatory cells. These cells attack bacteria or heal damaged tissue. If your body sends out inflammatory cells when you’re not sick or injured, you may have chronic inflammation. Inflammation is a symptom of many chronic diseases, like arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease“.

Sugar, red meat, processed foods, alcohol, most dairy products, and common cooking oils cause inflammation in the body.

When inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness.

Inflammation can cause joint pain, cramps, headaches, and allergies, and can contribute to chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes.

Adopting an anti-Inflammatory diet offers delicious and nutritious options to help alleviate inflammation and support well-being.

The Anti-Inflammatory diet consists of foods that decrease inflammation in the body and can provide natural pain relief.

Eating-anti inflammatory foods can provided natural pain relief for Arthritis sufferers.


Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Here are 12 anti-inflammatory foods that are helpful to include daily.

🫀Turmeric: Turmeric is used in curries and soups, and contains curcumin. Turmeric reduces inflammation of the shoulders, knees and elbow joints and provides pain relief for rheumatoid arthritis. It may also lower cholesterol levels.
👩‍⚕️Ginger: Ginger is helpful for seasickness and general nausea, and soothing achy joints caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Grate frozen ginger into tea or soup.
🫀Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
👩‍⚕️Leafy Greens: Kale, spinach, and other leafy greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help fight inflammation.
🫀Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, and chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
👩‍⚕️Lentils: Lentils are rich in fiber and protein, and help keep blood sugar stable. They provide a hearty base for soups, and keep blood sugar stable.
🫀Avocado: Avocados are rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation in the body.
👩‍⚕️Broccoli: Broccoli contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
🫀Chickpeas: Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein and used in various dishes like salads, soups, and curries.
👩‍⚕️Mushrooms: Mushrooms contain beneficial nutrients and compounds that may contribute to their anti-inflammatory properties.
🫀Apples: Apples contain antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids, and quercetin, which is a plant pigment that contains antioxidant properties.
👩‍⚕️Kombu: Kombu (pronounced KOM-boo), is an edible sea vegetable and helps calm digestion, prevents gas, and boosts thyroid function due to its iodine content. It’s also important for protecting the immune system.


Nutrient Rich!

Eat for Health!Incorporating these types of foods into your diet can help promote overall health.

So, go ahead and enjoy a colorful salad with mushrooms and avocado, or handful of nuts.

These nutrient-rich options make a positive impact on your health.

Incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can have a profound impact on your health and well-being.

By choosing nutrient-rich options and incorporating regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep, you can help combat inflammation and support the body’s natural healing processes.

What most people don’t realize is that food is not just calories; it’s information. It actually contains messages that connect to every cell in the body.” – Dr. Mark Hyman

 

TOPIC: Anti-Inflammatory Foods!

17 Comments

  1. Kathaleen

    Hi there! This post could not be written any better!

    Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kim

      HI Kathaleen, Thanks!

  2. Sherry

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you
    design this website yourself or did you hire someone to
    do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. kudos

    • Kim

      Hi Sherry, designed it myself using WordPress and thanks for the compliment. Kim

  3. Linda

    What is kombu and where do you get it? I never heard of it. Linda

    • Kim

      Hi Linda, You can get it from Whole Foods or any health food store. Kim

  4. Larry

    Sounds yummy delicious! But, not an option for someone like me who cannot tolerate legumes..

  5. Dawn

    Sounds interesting. However, I am sensitive to iodine… Is the kombu essential? Is there a substitute?

    • Kim

      Hi Dawn, I use the Kombu for the iodine AND to remove the gas. If you skim off the foam, that should get rid of the gas as well. Try it and let me know what you think. Thanks for the comment! Kim

  6. Kim

    You are welcome Keith! Thanks for visiting!

  7. Vickys Handcrafted Designs

    Thank you for putting up this article My husband suffers from arthritis and inflammation. Alot of the anti inflamatory medicine interact with his blood pressure medicine and he can not take them long term and is often in pain. I thought for a while there may have been foods available to counter act inflamation. I will try some of these things you suggested. keep up the great articles.

    • Kim

      Hi Vicki! Let me know if you try the soup. I hope your husband is feeling better soon! Kim

  8. Wendy Vineyard

    The soup was delicious! A great comfort food. Thanks for the recipe. I added cilantro at the end.

  9. Liz Thompson

    Great info! I agree and have noticed fewer headaches with eliminating most sugar (my weakness).

    • Kim

      Hi Liz! Thanks for the comment! Yeah, it’s really amazing what eliminating sugar can do! That’s great about your headaches. Do you notice more energy too? Kim

  10. Wendy Vineyard

    Your anti-inflammatory soup sounds fantastic! I’ll try it. Thanks for the demo!

    • Kim

      You are so welcome Wendy! More to come! Stay tuned…

Related Posts

Naturopathic Wellness!

Naturopathic Wellness!

If you find that your current healthcare provider isn't offering the personalized attention you deserve, you may want to explore Naturopathy! If the term "Naturopathy" sounds foreign, read on. Medical News...

The Benefits of Laughter!

The Benefits of Laughter!

Let's talk about the benefits of laughter! Milton Berle famously quoted “Laughter is an instant vacation.” Ever heard the saying "Laughter is the Best Medicine"? Well, it turns out there's some science behind...

Letting Go of Things!

Letting Go of Things!

Today I want to talk about letting go and discarding anything old or broken that takes up space! It’s crucial to let go of broken or outdated items because they often take up valuable space, leading to...

Read Kim’s Healthy Living Series Books…

Get it Done!

Be More Productive and create a sense of purpose and accomplishment!

Heal Your Back naturally without surgery or drugs!

Prepare for the future with this easy to read reference guide!

Learn how to live well with allergies and prevent suffering!