Inflammation, in a simplified way, is our bodies' natural defence to dealing with harmful stimuli. It plays a critical role in maintaining our immune system and a healthy vascular system. When inflammation becomes chronic, or uncontrolled it can lead to vascular diseases and seriously impact our health. One of the ways that you can control inflammation is through your diet.
There are foods that actually promote or cause inflammation. For most of us, a high-carb, low protein diet is an inflammatory diet. There are many amazing foods that help to fight inflammation. We think of them as superheros of the food world and we're going to share 6 foods that are great at helping reduce inflammation and fighting pain & stiffness in your joints. This list of superhero foods has been recommended by the NYU Langone Medical Center.
Little food gems if ever there was. Delicious and packed full of goodness. Deep rich hues are characteristic of berries and it's the antioxidant compounds found in this fruit that give it this rich colour.
Antioxidants and ellagic acid, also found in berries, are great at fighting inflammation and combating the pain and stiffness that it causes.
Berries are very easy to incorporate into your diet. Eat them as is, add them to your cereal, top off yogurt with them or blend them in a smoothie.
Special note: consult your family doctor before making major changes to your diet and to have a test to learn if inflammation is a concern for your health.