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Foods To Fight Inflammation

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Want better health? You can take control of your health through your diet and the foods you eat!

Inflammation is caused when our immune systems react to a ‘threat’. This threat can be other foods, chemicals or anything else that seems foreign to the body. When the body detects a threat it responds with inflammation which can be off and on. However, we can also develop ‘chronic’ inflammation where the body is in a constant state of inflammation. To help combat this condition, we can choose foods to fight inflammation and be on our way to better health!

Foods to Help Reduce Inflammation

  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Broccoli
  • Almonds & Walnuts
  • Fatty Seafood
  • Avocados
  • Peppers
  • Green Tea
  • Mushrooms
  • Grapes
  • Turmeric (found in curry)
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Strawberries, blueberries, oranges & cherries
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil

Foods to Avoid

  • White breads and pastry/muffins
  • Fried foods
  • Red and processed meat
  • Unhealthy fats like margarine, lard and shortening
  • Alcohol

Diets Good for Fighting Inflammation

Seeing the list above, it’s no wonder that the Mediterranean diet or even Keto diet are are good for fighting inflammation. High in good oils, low in refined/processed foods and sugars, these diets can help reduce inflammation.

Not surprisingly, our Western diet is not good if you are trying to have optimal health. In the West we often follow a diet high in processed and fast foods. Our oils are usually unhealthy ones and choices of beverages often contain high amounts of sugar.

So if you are looking for foods to fight inflammation and get on track to a healthier you, do some research, chat with a nutritionist and your doctor and take your health into your own hands!