Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Foods That Fight Inflammation

One of the key steps of the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program in order to prevent, fight and reverse the effects of chronic inflammation is to eat foods that contain anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, e.g. anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, polyphenols and Omega-3s.

Foods That Fight Inflammation
There are many foods that help to fight inflammation and prevent damage to your cells and tissues. Foods that fight inflammation (i.e. anti-inflammatory foods) include the following:

Vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower), kale, chili pepper, red cabbage, peppers, parsley, artichoke, Brussels sprouts, green beans, spinach, red beets, onion.
Fruits: Berries (Cherry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, bilberry (wild blueberry), avocado, black currant, pomegranate, grape, lemon, lime, orange, plum, pineapple, kiwi fruit, grapefruit.
Legumes: Kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans.
Nuts and seeds: Pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, ground nut or peanuts, sunflower seeds.
Cold-water fish: Wild salmon, sardines, cod (Omega-3 EFAs)
Plant oils: Extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil
Herbs & Spices: cayenne, basil, cloves, cinnamon, oregano, parsley, gingko biloba, garlic, thyme, turmeric, sage, ginger, onion
Beverages: raw juices, green smoothies, green tea, white tea

Note: Most of these foods are also antioxidant-rich foods that help to prevent excess oxidation. 

Foods That Fight Inflammation

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