What reduces inflammation in the body? If you're wondering how to prevent inflammation and fight inflammation with food, this list of anti-inflammatory foods is just for you!
started reading this blog post and realized you can't remember a single thing about inflammation from your high school health class, let me give you the Cliff's Notes version. Inflammation
is a totally normal immune system response to things like toxins, infections, and injuries that works to help your body heal. But if it goes on for too long—aka chronic inflammation—you could run
into major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer.
Luckily, combating inflammation can be as simple as making a few changes to your diet. Ready to learn how to fight inflammation with food? Read on! By the way, inflammation-fighting foods tend to be the best anti-aging foods out there.
The Power of Produce
DYK that amping up your fruit and veggie intake could lower your risk of developing heart disease? That's because these nutritious foods play a role in combating chronic inflammation. If you struggle to eat produce on the regular, try a few of the simple tips that I shared with Today's Dietitian. Before you know it, you'll be chowing down as many veggies as Popeye the Sailor! Roast up my lemon garlic asparagus to add something green to tonight's dinner.
By the way, produce doesn't have to be fresh for it to count! Here are some of my fave pre-packaged fruit and veggie snacks:
Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar, According To Nutritionists
I'll admit, some nights it can be so hard to go to bed without having a sweet treat. But if you're always opting for a doughnut over a slice of watermelon or even a low-sugar dessert like a square of dark chocolate to soothe your cravings, you could be racking up the calories—and fueling inflammation. To successfully curb your sugar intake (without going cold turkey), test out a few of my tips in this Women's Health article.
Amy's Recipe of
the Week: Vegan Wild Blueberry Cauliflower
While I love adding Greek yogurt to my smoothies for an added protein punch, vegan versions can be just as satisfying! Need proof? This purple cauliflower and berry smoothie is loaded with fiber, as well as powdered peanut butter for protein, to keep you from getting hangry. Most importantly, the wild blueberries are packed with antioxidants to help ease inflammation—and give it that vibrant deep purple-blue hue! Looking for a non-vegan inflammation-helping smoothie? Sip my blueberry peanut butter smoothie.
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