My Favorite Ant-inflammatory Foods!
Acute inflammation is needed in our body to keep us healthy and our bodies in their infection fighting potential. Think fever during an illness or the body’s response to a cut finger.
Chronic inflammation is at the root of modern chronic health conditions. Diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and all other autoimmune conditions can be linked back to systemic inflammation. Most of the foods consumed today in the Standard American Diet (SAD) are overly processed and highly inflammatory. Vegetable oils, gluten and refined carbs, sugars and artificial sweeteners are all causing inflammatory cytokines to stay in high gear leading to chronic inflammation. All of this chronic inflammation can lead to trouble sleeping, inability to lose weight and problems with digestion and absorption of critical nutrients.
Below are a list of my top favorite anti-inflammatory foods. These foods have been proven to reduce inflammation and are packed with nutrients.
- Coconut oil
- Chia Seeds
- Green Leafy Vegetables (spinach, kale, swiss chard)
- Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries)