Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Top 10 Anti Inflammatory Foods

Boost your healing with a Nourishing Diet 💚

Inflammation is the Root Cause of almost all health issues. If you're trying to recover from an illness, injury or improve your overall health markers, eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods will support your bodies healing processes and aid your recovery! Here is a list of the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods we recommend:

1. Leafy Greens 🍃
Rich in protein, vital vitamins and minerals, leafy greens also are rich in antioxidants that fight inflammation.

2. Olive Oil / Coconut Oil 🫒
The virgin varieties of coconut and olive oil have the maximum amounts of anti-oxidants. They are great for combating inflammation. These oils fight free radicals that are responsible for causing arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer.

3. Berries 🫐
Berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins. These compounds have anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce your disease risk.

4. Cruciferous Vegetables 🥦
Cruciferous vegetables such as green cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower provide anti-inflammatory benefits which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases

5. Green Tea
Green tea is one of the most anti-inflammatory beverges you can consume due to it's high levels of antioxidants

6. Turmeric/Curcumin 💛
Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects that make it as potent as ibuprofen. It's great for relieving pain (especially joint pain) and has few, if any side effects. Combine it with black pepper to activate even further anti-inflammatory benefits

7. Dark Chocolate 🍫
Flavanols are responsible for chocolate’s anti-inflammatory effects and help keep the endothelial cells that line your arteries healthy

8. Avocados 🥑
Avocados are a good source of vitamin E, a micronutrient with anti-inflammatory effects

9. Nuts & Seeds 🌰
Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts contain high amounts of fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and omega-3 fats which all have anti-inflammatory effects. Chia and flaxseeds are both high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are proven inflammation fighters

10. Tomatoes & Red Bell Peppers 🍅
Tomatoes contain nutrients and compounds such as lycopene, beta carotene and vitamin C, all of which act as antioxidants and exert anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Red bell peppers are also extremely high in antioxidants. If you're sensitive to lectins peel and de-seed them to enjoy all the benefits!

Including all these foods in your diet even if you're not trying to fight inflammation will be very nourishing for your gut health because they are all packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

Wishing everyone a wonderful healthy week ahead!

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