Top Anti-Inflammatory Whole Foods For Lowering Inflammation

Lowering inflammation with certain foods may not be something most of us think of. When grocery shopping, there are some nourishing whole foods which are always on my weekly shopping list. These nourishing whole foods contain nutrients and properties which may help lower chronic inflammation. Many experts say that inflammation may be the root of many diseases we see in our society today. Research from the Harvard Medical School is showing long-term inflammation may be a factor associated with many health conditions.

Key Nutrients For Lowering Inflammation

A disease with a name ending in ‘itis’, may be an inflammatory condition.  It may be a sign of inflammation within the body. If the body is lacking in certain nutrients, this can lead to chronic inflammation within your body.  Nutrients required to help lower the level of inflammation in your body may include: zinc, magnesium, vitamin C, some of the vitamin B’s and healthy fats.


Painkillers For Lowering Inflammation

Pain is often felt in an area of the body which has acute and/or chronic inflammation. Many use painkillers as a form of pain relief. However, there are many whole foods which may be helpful for lowering chronic inflammation within the body.


Whole Foods For Lowering Inflammation

Oily fish (salmon), chia seeds, avocado and other healthy fats may provide good quality essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fats.

 

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Eggs, onion, and garlic may be a good source of sulfur.


Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain helps with lowering chronic inflammation.   


Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Its massive anti-inflammatory properties may protect the liver from damage and may alleviate arthritis symptoms. The active ingredient curcumin is better absorbed by our bodies with black pepper. Black pepper may enhance curcumin absorption. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties which may help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study from The University of Southampton found a link between reducing brain inflammation and slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s. This study provides evidence suggesting inflammation may be responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.


Berries may contain polyphenol compounds, which may have anti-inflammatory effects.


Olives contain a chemical compound called oleocanthal, which may give pain relief. Extra virgin olive oil is the only olive oil which contains oleocanthal.

Red Onions contain a flavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin is responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their colour. Quercetin may contain anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties which some researchers believe may help against some health conditions including: heart disease, arthritis, hypertension and some cancers.


Broccoli may also contain anti-inflammatory nutrients and plenty of healthy antioxidants.

Wellness Tips For Lowering Inflammation

Good gut health.

Cleansing your body.

Drinking plenty of fresh water to flush out toxins.

Yoga with plenty of twisting poses to help cleanse the body.

Exercise.

 

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Eating foods which your body has an intolerance to, or is allergic to may also cause inflammation within your body. Ask your healthcare professional for a food allergy test to identify and remove these foods. If you have a health condition, it is always best to ask your healthcare professional before changing your diet.


 

Written by Nic Makim

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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