Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. It alerts your body to a wound or injury. Inflammation can be caused by a number of things, food being one of the biggest factors. Many foods cause inflammation to start as well as being a catalyst. Here are some foods that will help combat inflammation and keep it at bay – part 2.

Red Bell Peppers: Out of all of the colors, red has the highest amount of anti-inflammatory properties. Red Bell Peppers are associated with “a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis”

Tumeric: The most concentrated form of antioxidants currently out there. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power is packed into the spice. Just be sure to pair it with some black pepper to aid in absorption.

Broccoli: This anti-inflammatory food has been known to work all the way down to the genetic levels. Broccoli also has a high amount of vitamin K, which has been known to regulate inflammatory responses in the body.

Black Beans: A half-cup of black beans not only packs 3.1 grams of resistant starch, it also carries nearly 20 grams of protein and 14 grams of filling fiber, making black beans a delicious fat-fighting triple threat. While you are getting a number of health benefits, you are also fighting inflammation with this superfood!

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Red bell peppers are higher in anti-inflammatory fighting properties than the other three colors.

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