If you suffer from daily aches and pains due to inflammation, we recommend altering you diet by limiting foods that inflame and incorporating plenty of anti-inflammatory foods. The following nutritious foods will benefit your joints and protect against painful chronic conditions.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
All berries, including blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are high in flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Munching on these rich and colorful fruits will also prevent cell damage and prevent painful chronic conditions.
- Fatty Fish
Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna are loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. According to The American heart Association, people should aim to eat three to four ounces of fish twice a week. If fish isn’t you favorite dish, consider taking a fish oil supplement once a day.
Garlic is full of antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. Plus, it contains a allicin, a sulfuric compound that prevents inflammation. Incorporate them into your diet by chopping them up and throwing them in your soup, meats, and sauces.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
EVOO is a unique health food that has is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds called polyphenols. Not only do these compounds prevent inflammation, but they can also help prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
- Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger and Turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties have been used to treat and ease pain associated with arthritis for hundreds of years. Try incorporating superfood spices and herbs into your favorite dish.
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Do you deal with a number of aches and pains in your knee, shoulder, or other areas of the body? Would you like more information on how OC Medical can help you with arthritis or inflammation? Contact OC Medical in Ogden today to schedule your consultation.