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 3.
Chia Seeds: With 9 grams of healthy fats (including inflammation-quelling ALA omega-3s) alongside a whopping 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per ounce, chia seeds can stabilize blood sugar, boost weight loss, suppress appetite, and even help keep your body hydrated throughout the day. Put them all together, and you have an inflammation-fighting superfood.
Spinach: This superfood attacks inflammation from all angels. Low in calories, rich in nutrients, and a GREAT choice in helping reduce, not only the side effects that cause inflammations, but it helps reduce inflammation at the root!
Whole Grains: Not “whole grain bread” but an actual whole grain like rice, millet, quinoa, or amaranth. Whole Grain being important because the fiber and nutrients are intact and not broken down by processing. More whole foods mean less inflammation.
Eggs: Protein rich, real food. A great source of vitamin D, in which the general public tends to be deficient. Vitamin D is also a great catalyst for helping fight inflammation.
Secret: Foods first! Before making that appointment to get help with joint inflammation, first try switching up some of these basic, easy to find foods.