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Foods That Help to Fight Inflammation

January 7, 2015 ena Health and SolutionsHome

Foods due to their rich nutrients – vitamins, minerals and fibers act against chronic inflammation in your body. Including adequate amounts of some foods in your daily diet, may reduce inflammation process.

Food against inflammations

Green tea is rich in flavonoids – compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. They have antioxidant activity and protect our body from free radicals

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Omega 3-fatty acids in large amounts and omega-6 fatty acids in small amounts may reduce inflammation process. Foods rich in omega-3 acids are: fish, walnuts, flax seeds etc.

Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats that help raise healthy HDL cholesterol levels and reduce overall inflammation. Foods rich in monounsaturated fats are: olive oil, almonds, avocado.

Spices have potent inflammation-reducing capabilities. They improve food taste and also improve body function. Garlic, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon are excellent choice to reduce inflammatory.

Whole grains – oatmeal, whole-grain breads, brown rice are rich in vitamin B, vitamin E. They are excellent choice and you can consume them every day.

Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals. Include berries, apple, pomegranate, lemon, pineapple in your daily diet as breakfast or as snack.

Vegetables are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Include in your meal plan fresh vegetable salad or boiled vegetable. Broccoli, spinach and other dark leafy greens, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties.

Greek yogurt is a healthy breakfast option that may reduce inflammation. Choose a yogurt that doesn’t have added sugar. Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics, as this can have digestive benefits.

Water – Staying hydrated is essential to flushing inflammation causing toxins out of your body. Cells and tissues must be hydrated and properly perform their functions.

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