Inflammation is an important process in the body, but when it gets out of control, it can cause a lot of harm.
Consuming a variety of anti-inflammatory foods daily is essential for anyone who wants to live a long and healthy life!
In this blog post, we list the 10 best anti-inflammatory foods that you should be eating every day.
Ginger is a powerful inflammation-balancing herb. It contains a group of constituents called shogaols that work to balance inflammation (1).
Ginger is an important part of many different cuisines, so it isn't too difficult to find a way to incorporate into your diet!
If you find it hard to add Ginger to your daily diet, consider our Inflavinol formula, made with a full spectrum Ginger extract designed to balance your body's inflammation levels.
You can read more about Ginger here.
Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate (with minimal sugar content), has many health benefits.
It contains antioxidant compounds called flavanols that can reduce inflammation and can potentially improve cardiovascular health (2).
Salmon, and other fatty fish, are known for their high omega-3 content. Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for their ability to balance inflammation (3).
Eating salmon is a really great way to get omega-3 into your diet. However, oftentimes fish can contain a high amount of lead.
Alternatively, you can take a daily omega-3 fish oil supplement. Our formula is made in a pharmaceutical-grade facility and is tested for 150+ different contaminates. It's free of toxins and simply to take!
Almonds are a great, healthful snack.
Almonds provide vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease inflammation in your body (4).
This makes almonds one of my favorite go-to foods when I need something quick!
Not only are blueberries one of the most delicious fruits, they are also incredibly good for your health.
Blueberries are anti-inflammatory, and they also contain a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin. In particular, blueberries are good for eye health (5).
Blueberries are my favorite way to get antioxidants into my diet!
Eating these foods will help your body reduce inflammation while providing you with vitamins and minerals.
Turmeric is another incredible food that helps to balance inflammation within the body.
Turmeric is a bright orange/yellow root with inflammation balancing and anti-oxidant properties.
The main active constituents in Turmeric are called curcuminoids, they are a special class of polyphenol compounds that work to balance inflammation in the body (6).
I love adding turmeric into my food when I'm making a curry stir fry!
We also offer Turmeric in our daily multi-vitamin Essentially-U. We combine Turmeric and other botanicals along with essential vitamins and minerals for a daily powerhouse supplement that covers your nutrient gaps.
You can read more about Turmeric here.
Avocados are an amazing food option. They are incredible in fresh guacamole, or sliced thin and placed on toast.
Avocados are wellregarded for their high monosaturated fat content and are known to help reduce inflammation within the body (7).
Avocados are also rich in potassium, a mineral that can help reduce inflammation by balancing out sodium levels (8).
Garlic is another amazing food, and, in my opinion, it makes most savory foods taste even better.
Garlic is anti-inflammatory in a variety of ways. It helps to activate macrophages, modulate cytokine expression, and impact immunoglobulin production (9).
Simply put, Garlic does an amazing job of balancing inflammation within the body.
Broccoli is a humble vegetable with a variety of health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Broccoli contains compounds called indoles, which have been linked to decreased inflammation within the body (10).
It also has sulforaphane - another anti-inflammatory compound that can help protect cells from oxidative damage due to stress or illness (11).
We’ve saved one of the best anti-inflammatory foods for last!
Green tea is rich in a powerful antioxidant called catechin, which has been shown to help prevent and repair cellular damage from free radicals.
If you're not a tea drinker, you can supplement with Green Tea. We include Green Tea extract in our Essentially-U formula.
In closing, balancing inflammation within the body is crucial for overall health.
Consuming a variety of the foods mentioned above will go a long way towards increasing you inflammatory balance.
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