Diet can play a big role in ones life. By focusing on a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods and knowing what foods to avoid, you can see a great improvement in your body and inflammation levels.
Most people have succeeded in naturally reducing inflammation by eating anti-inflammatory foods. According to Very Well Healthy Eating here are some of the foods you should be eating.
“Almonds are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats. They’re also a good source of magnesium and plant protein. In research studies, eating almonds has been associated with having a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, probably by improving the fatty acids profile of your blood.
Almonds are also very satiating, so even though they’re a little higher in calories than many other anti-inflammatory foods, eating a handful of almonds may help you stick with a healthy weight loss program”.
“Carrots contain beta-carotene, which your body can convert to vitamin A, which is essential for your health, but it's also a powerful antioxidant in its own right. Carrots also contain zeaxanthin and lutein, which are also related to vitamin A. Eating a diet rich in these antioxidants may help to reduce your risk of cancer by preventing damage to the healthy cells of your body. Since carrots are low in calories and a good source of fiber, they can also help you lose weight if necessary- important because obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer”.
“Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, and a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C while being low in sodium. It's also low in calories and has a bit of fiber.
Kale contains compounds called glucosinolates that may help prevent cancer, plus lutein and zeaxanthin, which are related to vitamin A and may help lower your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration. Also, lutein may help prevent atherosclerosis. Add kale to a salad or eat kale chips as a snack”.
“Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, and they also contain fiber, calcium, and folate. The fiber and folate in oranges may help keep your heart healthy, and the vitamin C is essential for immune system function, strong connective tissue, and healthy blood vessels.
Oranges and orange juice are excellent additions to an anti-inflammatory diet and you don't need to save them for breakfast. Oranges make a great afternoon snack and can be added to a variety of dishes and salads”.
“Salmon contains significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids—more than any other type of fish or seafood. Studies suggest people who have a higher intake of these fatty acids may be less likely to suffer from dry eyes, and it's also good for the heart because the healthy fats help reduce inflammation and keep cholesterol in check. The American Heart Association also suggests that you eat fatty fish at least twice a week because of those beneficial omega-3s, but what makes salmon even better is that it's also a good source of an antioxidant called astaxanthin”.