Inflammation is one way that the human body works to protect itself. However, many health conditions are also related to too much inflammation:
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Chronic Pain
An anti-inflammatory diet is known to be a generally healthy diet and includes the following foods:
- High omega 3 foods such as salmon, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts
- Fruits such as oranges, berries and pomegranates
- Green and black tea
- Vegetables such as onions, peppers and carrots
- Spices like ginger and turmeric
Although specific foods get a reputation as being “super foods” there are some basic principles of an anti-inflammatory diet including eating lots of fruits and vegetables of all varieties and eating plenty of fiber. It is also recommended to avoid processed food and fatty animal products.
To make your diet more anti-inflammatory, try making 80% of your food choices unprocessed and more nutritious and save the 20% for your treats!