We’ve all heard the talk, witnessed the health store slogans, all seen the online adverts selling miraculous new anti-inflammatory foods, but what are they, and why exactly do we need them? Well, in all my years in the health industry I have come to realize that it’s useful to peel back the layers of hype in order to see the truth. And that’s what I’d like to look at today: the truth about anti-inflammatory foods and why, in fact, we need them.
Have you ever wondered why it is you get sick? I’m not really talking about a cold, but more about why you’re more lightly to get heart-disease, why your joints ache, why your back is sore more often than it used to be, or why your knees struggle with the stairs these days. I’m here to tell you that instead of taking anti-inflammatory medicines that come with detrimental side effects, such as stomach bleeding, liver disease, etc., you can take them through your daily diet without any side effects.
These foods give not only anti-inflammatory effect but also antioxidant effect. Both substances are the foundation of the healthy immune system and help you to slow down the aging process as well. Remember, the body needs our help to stay healthy and strong. It is our job to ensure that we are sticking to a healthy anti-inflammatory diet in the fight against inflammation and disease.
Hence, we need to source the absolute best anti-inflammatory foods out there! Luckily, so many delicious recipes already contain many anti-inflammatory ingredients. In fact, keep reading to see a special recipe just like those. Before we get cooking, though, check out these delicious foods that are sure to reduce inflammation and promote healing and wellness:
There are so many scrumptious foods out there: several natural, unprocessed ingredients will promote a healthy, anti-inflammatory response. And the best part is, so many of these foods can be used to make delicious recipes! Here’s one I love:
Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Coconut Curry
Serves 2 – 4 people
Recipe by Ashley Graven
As you can see, cooking vibrant, fresh, anti-inflammatory meals is not difficult. The inclusion of meals such as the one above, is vital to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Anti-inflammatory foods are nature’s way of fighting disease, pain, joint troubles, and ailments. In addition to leading a healthy lifestyle filled with exercise, stretches, and mindfulness, eating a healthy, balanced diet is key to living the life you deserve.
A thought to remember: being healthy is something that can be done in your garden, in your living room, even in the kitchen. Small changes, such as introducing more anti-inflammatory foods to your diet, will help relieve burdensome pain, nagging infections, sporadic colds, and give you a clear head. Little changes can make a big difference.
If you’re on a journey to improve your health, or even to maintain it, anti-inflammatory foods are vital. At my clinic I encourage all my patients to incorporate more vibrant, natural, fresh, delicious foods into their daily lifestyle. The benefits of cooking and consuming foods high in anti-inflammatory properties are immense. Why not design your very own anti-inflammatory meal plan? Go ahead, try some today!