Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Fight Inflammation)

Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Fight Inflammation)


A list of the most powerful anti-inflammatory
foods that fight inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is a very common condition where different parts of the body become swollen,
painful and reddened for long periods of time. This is linked to many different conditions such as arthritis, auto-immune disease, allergies,
sinus problems, diabetes, weight gain, nerve problems and many more. In today’s video we will share with you a
list of the healthiest anti-inflammatory foods that you can consume to rapidly lower inflammation
in the body. These foods have been scientifically studied and well tested by doctors and nutritionists. 1. Berries
We highly recommend consuming a handful of dark berries on a daily basis such as blackberries,
raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. These fruits are rich in vibrant red and blue pigment colours called anthocyanins. These
are antioxidants that lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Berries are actually the healthiest fruits
on the planet and are packed full of other healing compounds like resveratrol which has
an anti-aging effect on the skin, hair and nails. They also have ellagic acid, quercetin, catechins
and others which can help prevent infections, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease
and many more. 2. Spices Turmeric is one of the healthiest spices in
the world and is well known for reducing pain, swelling and inflammation throughout the body. Turmeric has been used for over 4000 years
and is particularly good at fighting joint pain, bone pain and arthritis due to a compound
it contains called curcumin. Use this to flavour delicious curries and stir fries, along with other anti-inflammatory
spices like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves and garlic. Garlic in particular is one of the most effective
as it contains sulphur compounds which strengthen the immune system. It has been shown to help
reverse cartilage damage in those with arthritis. Ginger is also one of the best natural pain killers and has been used for centuries to
treat nausea, motion sickness and support healthy digestion. Fresh ginger can be boiled
to make a powerful anti-inflammatory tea. 3. Vegetables To lower inflammation the most important nutrients
come from dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, collard greens and bok
choy. These plant-based foods provide nourishment at the cellular level, boost friendly bacteria
in the gut and lower overall inflammation in the body. They do this by supplying important
nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, K, B and electrolytes like magnesium and potassium. Healthy salads each day are an important part
of an anti-inflammatory diet or you can make blended green smoothies. Cruciferous vegetables are the healthiest
including broccoli, brussels sprouts, garden cress, cabbage, cauliflower and arugula. These help to prevent cognitive decline as
we get older by strengthening the synapses in the brain. Broccoli sprouts and regular broccoli contain
a special compound called sulforaphane which detoxifies the liver and internal organs,
so eat these as much as possible. 4. Omega 3 Wild caught salmon, mackerel, anchovies and
sardines are all rich in essential omega 3 fatty acids, which the body cannot make on
its own. These omega 3’s are important for preventing inflammation in the body especially the brain,
eyes and heart. The DHA and EPA found in oily fish are especially important for those with dementia or any type
of memory problems like brain fog. Studies show that omega 3’s are vital for those with autoimmune conditions like type
1 diabetes, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease,
multiple sclerosis and others. Omega 3’s are also shown to reduce stress levels and improve mood, making you less likely
to feel depressed or anxious. You can also take a supplement of virgin cod liver oil or krill oil to boost omega 3, or
sea weed if you are a vegan. 5. Healthy Fats It is important that you get a good amount
of healthy fats into the diet each day to fix chronic inflammation in the body. We need
dietary fat to supply fat-soluble nutrients like Vitamin A, E, D and K2. Avocados contain some of the healthiest monounsaturated
fats which lower inflammation in the cardiovascular system. They are also loaded with potassium which
can help to prevent stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Potassium also regulates fluid
in the body to get rid of swollen joints and water retention. Extra virgin coconut oil is a great source
of energy for the body and is rich in MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) which reduce
inflammation in the structure of the brain. We also recommend grass fed butter, extra virgin olive oil, egg yolk and macadamia nut
oil to get your vitamin A. This reduces swelling in the eyes and retina, helping to produce
healthy tears and reduce eye strain in the 6 small muscles of the eye. Avoid hydrogenated and processed oils such
as vegetable oil, margarine spreads, soy oil or canola oil. These are the main triggers
of inflammation in the body as they contain too much omega 6. 6. Nuts and Seeds
When it comes to nuts and seeds we highly recommend flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts,
pecans, sunflower seeds, almonds and hemp seeds. These are the best sources of ALA (Alpha-linolenic
acid) which is the third most important omega 3 that fights inflammation, especially in
the heart and brain. These are also rich in antioxidants like vitamin E which fights free radicals in the body and
has anti-aging effects on the skin. Chia seeds in particular are known as “warriors food” and are one of the best plant based
sources of protein and fibre. This fibre helps to control blood sugar levels, reduce insulin
resistance and support a healthy microbiome in the digestive system. ALA in seeds and nuts helps to modulate the
immune system to heal auto-immune diseases, and help the body to fight off infections. If you struggle with digesting these, you
can germinate them by soaking in water overnight and then drying them out. This makes them
much easier to process in the digestive system. 7. Herbs The body absorbs many dangerous toxins from
the environment like pesticides, heavy metals and pollutants. These are called endocrine
disrupters which puts the hormones out of balance and makes you feel sluggish and tired. Fresh herbs help to detoxify these chemicals
from your liver which can then balance your hormones and boost energy levels rapidly. Herbs like parsley, thyme, mint, oregano and
coriander are rich in natural healing compounds which aid the liver in stage 1 and stage 2
detoxification. All green plants are loaded with chlorophyll which fights free radicals, reduces the effects
of aging on the skin, and lowers the risk of cancer. Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and maca
root are also effective at lowering stress levels and inflammation by regulating the
adrenal gland hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. 8. Fermented Foods Some of the best fermented foods that fight
inflammation are sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha tea, yoghurt, pickles and natto. These go through a fermentation process which
makes them very easy to digest and break down in the body. These foods are rich in pre-biotics which
feed the friendly bacteria in the gut, also known as the microbiome. The gut houses 70 percent of the cells that
make up your immune system, so they are extremely important. Having more friendly bacteria in the gut is
linked to better concentration and reduces problems with allergies, arthritis, fatigue
and autoimmune diseases like IBS and acne. 9. Drinks To keep your body actively healthy and cleansed,
we recommend drinking herbal teas throughout the day. Cut out the junk foods, concentrated fruit
juices and soda drinks, as these are high in sugar which is the leading cause of inflammation. Start drinking Matcha Tea, Nettle Tea and
Peppermint Tea. We also recommend ginger and lemon water,
and kale smoothies blended with mixed berries. The trick is to try and get as many nutrients into the diet as possible, and drinking these
is a great way of doing this. As you can see there are many healthy anti-inflammatory
foods that you can eat to strengthen and heal your body. Eating a mixture of these foods every day
and cutting out junk foods will rapidly lower inflammation in the body and heal many underlying
conditions. If you have digestive problems like acid reflux, GERD, bloating and gas then you most likely
have a common condition called low stomach acid. You need a strong acidic stomach with a low
Ph to absorb important minerals. Simply drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass
of water before a meal to strengthen the stomach. This also has the added benefit of balancing your blood Ph. Levels back to normal which
is slightly alkaline. Apple cider vinegar also helps your gallbladder to release bile for breaking down fatty foods
and absorbing fat-soluble nutrients. Avoid artificial iron tablets as these are loaded with elemental iron which is not easily
absorbed and can actually cause inflammation in the brain. Switch to a high-quality grass-fed spleen
extract or liver extract. This is a natural form of iron bound to protein, which your
body can absorb and use to strengthen the blood. To speed up the effects of these healthy foods,
you can perform intermittent fasting on a daily basis. This is one of the best ways
to cure chronic inflammation by activating certain genes. In our other videos we discuss the dangerous
foods that cause inflammation to avoid. To learn more about inflammation, nutrition and fasting, please see our anti-inflammatory
diet playlist at the end of today’s video. Thank you very much for listening, a like
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I wish you great health, wealth and happiness.

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