Inflammation is an important part of the body immune response without which healing cannot take place. However, when inflammation is out of control as in joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, it can lead to localized physical conditions characterized by swelling and pain in different parts of the body. In the long run, inflammation damages can lead to heart diseases, cancer and obesity.
Inflammation can be spurred by eating processed foods, trans fats and sugars. This can eventually lead to fatigue and joint pain. The only sure way of combating inflammation is by eating foods that are anti inflammatory and eliminate those which are inflammatory.
Let's have a look at some of the foods that are anti inflammatory and which you need to add to your daily plate:
Tomatoes may help reduce inflammation in some people. This is because tomato juice contains lycopene compound that is known to reduce inflammation throughout the body especially in the lungs.
2. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin B6, beta carotene, vitamin C and complex carbohydrates. These essential nutrients facilitate healing of inflammation in the body.
3. Ginger and Turmeric
When taken in supplement form, ginger has been shown to reduce inflammation especially at the intestine. It is also known to control blood sugar. On the other hand, turmeric contains anti inflammatory compound known as curcumin. This compound turns off the effect of NF-kappa B protein of triggering the inflammation process in different body organs.
4. Garlic and Onions
Garlic contains compounds that reduce body inflammation and help the body in fighting infections. Onions on the other hand contain certain chemicals such as allicin and phytonutrients quercetin which are known to produce sulfenic acid that removes free radicals from the body that trigger inflammation.
The isoflavones compounds in soy beans reduce the effects of inflammation in the body. However, it is essential to avoid soy which is heavily processed as it may contain preservatives that may trigger inflammation. Instead, use soy milk and boiled soy beans.
6. Leafy Greens
Vitamin E in leafy greens protects the body from inflammatory molecules such as cytokines. Foods that are anti inflammatory in this category include spinach, kale, collard greens and broccoli.
These are just but some of the foods that are anti inflammatory. Adding them into your diet can help reduce joint pain and other related inflammatory conditions.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy.