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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Top Foods to Reduce Inflammation In Your Body and Which You Should Avoid

If you are suffering from chronic disease, then you have to know the link between inflammation to chronic diseases, as almost all chronic diseases originate from internal inflammation that came out of control. So how to reduce inflammation in your body is the key to reduce the symptoms of your disease. There are some good foods to reduce the inflammation which you should add to your menu, and some to avoid.

Foods to avoid:

Fried foods

Deep fried foods may cause a lot of damage to our body. For one thing, the oil is oxidized at high temperatures and becomes a kind of toxin that harmful to our body. For another, the high temperature for frying food destroys all essential nutrients in the oil, so it overloads the elimination system of the body.

Processed foods

Processed foods are bad, they are the main reason why people are getting fat and sick. They cause us more harm than good in many ways: processed foods are normally high in sugar and trans fats, they contain tons of artificial ingredients, they are often high in refined carbohydrates, most of them are low in nutrients. So just eat real foods and avoid the processed foods such as snacks, pastries, processed soups and stews and more.

Foods that trigger allergies

Try to find the food that you are allergic to, then you can reduce allergy, and hence inflammation. Most of the food allergies are related to eight foods: milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish.

Good foods to eat that have anti- inflammatory properties

Coconut oil

There are many amazing health benefits of coconut oil. Many studies have found that coconut oil has antibacterial properties that help create a healthy bacterial balance in the digestive system, and it works great to boost the immune system. In addition, it helps to control and improve the insulin secretion and glucose in the blood, thus reducing the risk of getting diabetes.

Avocado

Avocado contains phytosterols which are important supporters of our inflammatory system that help keep inflammation under control, and it helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Besides, it’s a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, these are important for the upkeep of your immune system.

Dark fruits and vegetables

Dark vegetables and fruits have antioxidant properties that prevent the cumulative damage of excessive oxidation and inflammation in the body. There are many choices for you to add in your daily diet: blueberries, raspberries, red onion, red cabbage, beets, black mulberries, red grapes, cherries and so on.

Ginger

Ginger contains gingerols – a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, makes ginger good at relieving the arthritis pain. For getting the best effect, it’s recommended to use the fresh root rather than the powder.

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper contains anti-inflammatory agent – capsaicin, which is often used in products to help relieve muscle and joint pain.

Here is a cayenne warming oil recipe to relieve muscle and joint pain

-1 tbsp cayenne pepper
-2 tbsp crushed mustard seeds
-2 tsp grated ginger root
-250 ml (8 fl oz) sunflower oil

Mix all the ingredients in a glass jar, and leave to infuse for 1 week. Strain the oil and massage it into the affected area.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a popular spice that is used widely in natural remedies. Curcumin in turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties and it also soothes pain naturally.

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