Inflammation is an issue for many people. And when we feel swollen, inflamed, and in pain, sticking to an exercise routine isn’t easy. If it’s chronic inflammation, just doing household chores is a burden. Don’t let inflammation keep you down.
Inflammation is a natural response your body makes to fight off infections, bacteria, and viruses. It’s a good thing that your body is reacting. The white blood cells and immune protein gang up to fight off threats to your immune system.
It becomes a problem when your body develops chronic inflammation. Oftentimes this is due to arthritis or an auto immune disorders. These can lead to chronic pain and impact your life. If you have chronic inflammation, you do want to combat it. This disease can lead to further complications, like heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
What’s the first thing that your doctor is going to recommend to you? Medication. Common medications are NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen or aspiring. Prescription Medications. like Celebrex, or corticosteroids. While some people may get some relief from the medications, it’s not always long lasting. And you’re not combatting the issue, just subsiding the pain. And you’re risking the side effects.
A more effective natural way to reduce your inflammation is to get on an anti-inflammatory diet. This is also a better approach to getting your body healthier so that you can actually get rid of the issue causing the inflammation. I was completely amazed at the simplicity of finding a good list to combat inflammation! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!
What’s on the Anti-Inflammatory Food List?
Berries, especially Blueberries
Broccoli and cruiferous vegetables, Brussel sprout, cauliflower
Leafy greens – Kale, Spinach
Chia & Flax Seeds
surprisingly you will not find this food on many lists, however they do contain polyphenols and antioxidants among many of other nutrients making this another awesome food to add to your diet!
Foods that Aggravate Inflammation:
Saturated & Trans Fats
Omega 6 Fats – found in many oils, like vegetable, corn, soy, peanut
If you are in pain, if you are suffering from chronic inflammation. Work on incorporating these foods in your diet. Get moving and stretch. The last thing you want to do is stay immobile and rely on medication. Get up with an Anti-Inflammatory Diet!
Check out some ant-inflammatory recipes!
Looking for more? Check out my Healthy Foods Board on Pinterest!!