“constant or out-of-control inflammation in the body leads to ill health, and eating to avoid constant inflammation promotes better health and can ward off disease”, says Russell Greenfield, MD, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a private-practice physician.
“It’s very clear that inflammation plays a role much more than we thought with respect to certain maladies”, Greenfield includes.
TOP SEVEN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS:
Recent studies have shown that there are over 70 antioxidant phenolic substances in this Chinese cabbage! It is also a wonderful source of minerals and vitamins.
Celery has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to fight heart disease as it improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s seeds help to combat bacterial infections as well. Add it to your soups, salads or juices!
There was a recent study in India that demonstrated coconut oil’s ability to reduce inflammation and heal arthritis more effectively than leading
medications. This is most likely due to the strong anti-inflammatory compounds found in lipids within the oil. I love to use coconut oil to cook my eggs, or enjoy spoonful for an afternoon boost.
Blueberries have been known to keep our motor function sharp, improve memory and ward off cognitive decline. They contain quercetin which is a powerful flavonoid that fights inflammation and even cancer.