Foods that are anti inflammatory are those that reduce inflammation in the body. These are mostly plant foods and the way they work is that they contain protective compounds that help reduce, prevent and stop inflammation. These foods help to reduce inflammation in the body, prevent inflammation and even completely stop inflammation from occurring. Inflammation develops as a result of the body's defense mechanism against infection so as to heal the body. Lifestyle choices such as a diet high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and fat, lack of exercise and not consuming enough fiber contribute to inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation leads to lifestyle diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and others.
Some of the foods that are anti inflammatory include kale which is very high in vitamin and mineral content which is an important part of anti inflammation properties. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower are also great because they are high in anti inflammatory properties as they are also high in antioxidants which help the body to get rid of inflammation causing compounds. Blueberries contain polyphenols which are antioxidant compounds. Whole grains are also a good choice as they are foods that are anti inflammatory because they contain important vitamins and minerals that are stripped by refining them.
Oily fish that contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines are foods that are also anti inflammatory. The best way to eat these fish is by baking or steaming or boiling. Other anti inflammatory foods include shiitake mushrooms which are antimicrobial and have polysaccharides that boost the body's immune function, sesame seeds and hemp seeds which also help to boost and regulate immune function in the body especially when there is an infection because they are high in vitamins and minerals, and ginger and garlic which help the body fight infections, reduce inflammation and control the level of sugar in the body.
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