Artificial ingredients, sweets, refined sugars, animal products, etc. are foods that cause inflammation. For that reason, it is important to create a well-balanced diet. Here are some foods that will help you keep your inflammation in check.
The glucosinolate content found in its sprouts and its abundance of vitamin K makes broccoli a great anti-inflammatory food.
Beans induce the production of healthy bacteria in the gut that ferments into fatty acid butyrate which reduces inflammation.
Full of antioxidants, blueberries significantly reduce inflammation. The antioxidants, called anthocyanins, turn off inflammatory genes effectively.
Ginger is a good antioxidant because it fights bacteria, inflammation, and disease, which makes it a superfood. The compounds found in it block enzymes that promote inflammation.
Dark chocolate promotes the creation of a diversity of the gut microbiome. Its anti-inflammatory effects are even greater when combined with apple slices, as fruits accelerate the fermentation process in the intestine.
A compound allicin found in garlic blocks enzymes that participate in viral and bacterial infections. Apart from fighting inflammation, it also boosts immunity and metabolism.
Spinach is a very powerful food for fighting inflammation. It’s rich in vitamins C, E, and K and carotenoids, which all help reduce and control inflammation.
Red bell peppers have the most vitamin C, compared to yellow and green bell peppers, and thus the most anti-inflammatory benefits. Also rich in bioflavonoids beta-carotene, luteolin, and quercetin, they neutralize free radicals.
The proteolytic enzymes found in raw honey help break down cellular debris and proteins and reduces the body’s inflammatory response.