5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Easily Incorporate Into Your Diet

 
Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Many of us have experienced inflammation at some point in our life. Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting you from harmful stimuli or potential injury. Inflammation can appear in many forms, including pain, heat, swelling, redness, and a slowing down or complete halt of an organ’s function.

I’m experiencing some inflammation in my knee right now and I’m trying to get to the bottom of it all. It’s been so frustrating so until I really get to the bottom of it all, I’m trying to avoid processed foods and am filling my plate with whole, nutritious food while also incorporating as many anti-inflammatory foods into my diet as I can.

Types of Inflammation

There are two main types of Inflammation: acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the initial protective response of your body tissues and is most likely to be transient. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is prolonged and can become severe.

Causes of Inflammation

Inflammation may be caused due to an imbalance of fungi and healthy bacteria in your body. It can also happen as a result of food allergies, toxic environment, stress, and bad diet.

Your diet plays a huge role in decreasing or increasing inflammation in your body. If you consume sugary foods, processed foods, or if you are regularly dehydrated, your body is more prone to inflammation while trying to heal itself.

By increasing your water intake and eating whole, nutritious foods, you can help to alleviate inflammation.

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Here are 5 foods that may help reduce the chances of inflammation or relieve any existing symptoms.

Anti-Inflammatory Food #1: Oats

You can use oats by making a bowl of oatmeal or a jar of overnight oats and top with fruit. Oats help your body fight inflammation and may help reduce any current inflammation that your body is dealing with.

Anti-Inflammatory Food #2: Blueberries

Blueberries can significantly reduce inflammation if consumed on a daily basis. Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, polyphenol, resveratrol and Vitamin C, all of which are well known for reducing inflammation. Blueberries consist of anti-oxidants which can easily turn off and block all forms of body inflammations.

Anti-Inflammatory Food #3: Ginger

Ginger is used in a variety of organic medicines because of its anti-disease, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add it as a spice in your foods, drink ginger juice, or blend it with honey and drink as a health shot. The most pleasant way to consume ginger, however, is a daily cup of hot ginger tea.

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Anti-Inflammatory Food #4: Dark Chocolate

Gimme all the chocolate! Dark chocolate is one of the healthier varieties of chocolate. You can add some to your oats or combine it with fresh fruit to help reduce inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Food #5: Turmeric

Turmeric is also widely used in organic and all natural medicines. You can add to food as a spice or stir in a pinch to your milk or smoothie. Turmeric helps slow the production of the two most inflammatory enzymes, 5-LOX and COX-2.

These are just some of the many foods you can add to your diet to help reduce or avoid inflammation. If you are experiencing severe, chronic inflammation, however, be sure to consult a physician before making significant changes to your diet. 

Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Foods + Golden Milk Recipe

Golden Milk Recipe

Try this Golden Milk recipe to help reduce inflammation:

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger

  • Pinch of pepper

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Warm ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat for about 5 minutes and enjoy!

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In Health & Wellness,
Ashley


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Ashley Lillis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach dedicated to helping women find their own version of healthy through sustainable lifestyle changes.

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Incorporate into Your Diet

Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Incorporate into Your Diet