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5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet

While many people have heard of turmeric and its anti-inflammatory properties, did you know that there are several other foods you can consume that are anti-inflammatory? Inflammation occurs in the body due to illness and chronic conditions, from pain, injury, and physical and emotional stress.  Most of us have inflammation happening currently, even if we don’t realize it.  Adopting a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods is one of the best ways to keep inflammation at bay and mitigate its potential for negative impacts on the body.

1.      Leafy Green Vegetables

Get your greens! Leafy green vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrition when it comes to trying to maximize your nutrient content and eat healthy, and there is a reason we include so many of them in our meal delivery service.  Not only because they are delicious, but they also are incredibly rich in antioxidants, which reduce free radical damage in the body, helping to reduce inflammation and body stress.

2.      Ground Flax

The winner in the ground flax is the Omega 3 fatty acids.  one of the essential fatty acids which we must consume via diet, fatty acids help make prostaglandins in the body, hormone-like substances which can have an impact on dictating certain actions and reactions within our day to day functioning.  If you have enough omega 3 and the prostaglandin that is produced promotes anti-inflammatory properties, some of those actions it initiates will help reduce inflammation.

3.      Broccoli

From its high content of calcium to its fibre and antioxidants, really, there’s not much that broccoli doesn’t do. And it certainly helps fight inflammation in the body! One of the biggest methods of working on inflammation presented by broccoli is through its incredibly high Vitamin K content.  Vitamin K is essential for healthy gut function. A compromised gut almost always has inflammation attached to the problem and reducing that inflammation in the gut goes a long way in helping allow you proper functioning in several other areas of your life that the gut affects, such as skin, brain function, and mood.

4.      Beets

A source of B vitamins and incredibly high in antioxidants, the nitric acid conversion that happens in the body when you consume beets improves oxygen used by our cells, encouraging better cellular function. When the cells are more oxygenated, and more efficient, this allows them to fight inflammation better, and oxygen entering into the cells can target areas which are suffering.

5.      Walnuts

These nuts being shaped like a brain and fitting into a brain like shell is no accident. Their content of healthy fats, act as natural anti-inflammatories in the body and are also essential for proper brain function.  In addition, walnuts are a source of manganese, a mineral which has anti-inflammatory properties, and which is not seen as often in other foods you may be used to consuming.

 

Not only are all of these anti-inflammatory foods healthy and nutrient dense, but they are delicious! We strive to create a meal subscription service that works to improve your health and fighting inflammation is part of that.  Contact us today to learn more about choosing Savor Living as your healthy vegan meal option for lunch or dinner!

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