The following foods help restore comfort to your body.
GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES BOK CHOY (THE BRASSICAS)
CELERY BEETS BROCCOLI
COCONUT OIL CHIA SEEDS FLAXSEED
WHY THESE FOODS? [AND A FEW OTHERS]
GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
The produce drawer (aisle in market) is the first spot in your refrigerator (or shopping trip) when fighting inflammation. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that restore cellular health, as well as anti-inflammatory flavonoids.
Dark greens are especially loaded with THE GOODIES necessary for comfort and health.
BOK CHOY (THE BRASSICAS)
Bok choi /choy ( and all of the brassicas ) are loaded with anti-oxidant nutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Celery and celery seeds are loaded with nutrients and especially potassium.
The deep color of beets is an instant indicator of the nutritional value contained within
beet nutritional benefits include cell repair and providing high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium. The presence of magnesium helps the body process calcium for use in strengthening and repair.
For an anti-inflammatory diet, it’s invaluable( I hinted earlier that bok choy and ll brassicas[cabbage family plants}.
Broccoli is high in both potassium and magnesium, and its antioxidants are particularly potent anti-inflammatory substances as well.
One antioxidant in particular stands out as an especially strong anti-inflammatory, and that’s quercetin . Found in citrus, olive oil and dark-colored berries, quercetin is a flavonoid (a beneficial substance /phytonutrient that’s prevalent in fresh produce) that fights inflammation and even cancer
The wonder in pineapple is bromelain, a digestive enzyme that’s one of the benefits of pineapple.
It helps regulate the immune response that usually creates unwanted inflammation.
The benefits of pineapple are due to its high supply of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and manganese, in addition to other special antioxidants that help prevent disease formation.
Salmon has been praised for its healthful benefits for many years. Fish oil has been sold for years.
It is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
Walnuts add proper oils/fats, protein and nutrients and have been indicated for help in relief of several body challenges, in addition to inflammation.
Virgin coconut oil has been indicated as useful for reduction in inflammatory (especially arthritis) response in the body (as well as several other uses)
Fatty acids found in nature are more balanced (Omega 3 and 6) have an exceptional ability to control / reduce /reverse inflammation and oxidative stress.
The seeds contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine.
Flaxseeds are loaded with Omega 3 oils, phytonutrients and antioxidants. The lignan fiber is loaded with power to provide the antioxidant benefit.
Buy whole seed and grind in coffee grinder (or buy ground and use quickly before it gets rancid)
Turmeric’s primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component . It has been shown in studies to have effective anti-inflammatory impact.
Can be taken in supplement form or used as a pic in a wide variety of dishes
Ginger is an Immune modulator [limits immune system response to stresses ] that reduces inflammation be controlling the response.
Like turmeric it can be consumed in pill/tablet and used in/with food.
THIS IS JUST A QUICK REVIEW OF A FEW POWERHOUSE FOODS…MANY OTHERS WILL HELP.