WELLBEING | Anti – Inflammatory Foods: How To Reduce Inflammation Through Your Diet

Inflammation is a natural response in the body but too much can leave you aching, bloated and even take its toll on your skin. To fight this feeling, here is what you need to add to your diet.

Persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit looks similar to a tomato but tastes like a nectarine. Persimmons are low in fat and calories but contain antioxidants like catechin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. If you’re yet to try this Japanese fruit, they’ve just come into season.

Turmeric

This spice has been used for thousands of years in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is an antioxidant which is believed to help relieve inflammation, curcumin, is an antioxidant which is believed to help relieve inflammation in the body and even help treat inflammatory skin conditions. Simply add turmeric powder to a carbohydrate like rice or quinoa or add ground turmeric to hot water to get a liquid fix.

Fish

Salmon, tuna and mackerel are all rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation. Experts recommend having fish at least twice a week in order to reap its nutritional benefits – those who don’t like the taste of fish should opt for a high quality fish supplement to help alleviate soreness caused by inflammation.

Spinach

Dark leafy green like spinach are rich in vitamin E, which is believed to fortify the vody from inflammation.

Walnuts

When eaten in moderation, most nuts are a good source of protein and an important part of a balanced diet. Walnuts in particular have high amounts of fiber, calcium and vitamin E and contain anti-inflammatory nutrients. Some recipes will encourage you to remove the walnut skin, however, to get all their nutritional benefits, its best consume them whole.

Garlic

It’s not the best thing to eat on a first date it is one of the best ingredients to start using if you are suffering from inflammation. Garlic and onions display similar anti-inflammatory properties and contain sulfur compounds that can help minimize inflammation.

Berries

Anthocyanine – the same chemicals that give berries their vibrant colour – are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Whether you’re snacking on blueberries or raspberry, nearly all berries are said to be effective against inflammation.


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