To reduce the risk of chronic inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis, it is important for a person to pay attention to what he/she eats. In most cases, people think of inflammation in terms of a swollen joint that may be as a result of a sprained ankle. However, this is not the only kind of inflammation that occurs within the body. In fact, inflammation is the body's first defense mechanism against various harmful invaders like unwanted bacteria and viruses. It involves a process where the white blood cells act as protecting agents when the body is attacked.
Although the inflammation process is critical for a person's health, it may become chronic. This might be attributed to the individual's lifestyle and diet. Eating high glycemic foods especially refined carbohydrates that digest quickly and have a high caloric load tends to raise the inflammatory markers and may induce systemic inflammation. Luckily, there are natural steps that can be taken to keep inflammation at bay, like eating foods that are anti inflammatory.
Anti Inflammatory Foods
To stop chronic inflammation it is important to include foods with anti inflammatory properties in the diet. Such foods include the following:
Cold Water Fish
The cold water fish is a rich source of omega 3 essential fatty acid which contains powerful anti inflammatory properties. Examples of cold water fish include the Wild Atlantic salmon, light tuna, sardines and herring.
Pastured Animal Fat
Organic, grass-fed, pastured (free-range) beef/lamb and pastured egg yolk are also in the category of foods that are anti inflammatory. Pastured ruminant and dairy fat has conjugated linoleic acid which is an anti inflammatory fatty acid. Pastured eggs contain micronutrients and omega 3 fats.
Red Palm Oil
The red palm oil is dense with antioxidants. It contains vitamins A, E and K, all of which are essential for maintaining the antioxidant status.
These vegetables contain helpful compounds like sulforaphane which has anti inflammatory properties. The vegetables under this category include broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage.
Berries have low sugar levels, antioxidants and phenolics. Studies have shown that blueberries, strawberries and cranberries can meliorate metabolic syndrome through the modulation of inflammation.
The spice has pwerful antioxidant properties and is one of the most studied spices in anti-cancer research.
To reduce body inflammation, it is important to include foods in the diet that are anti inflammatory.
Get more FREE information from my weekly newsletters and grab the FREE e-book to make better choices!
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.