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Simple Foods to Fight Inflammation

March 6, 2013

photo(7)Sloan Hemmer’s simple tips on inflammation fighting foods!.

The Mayo Clinic’s Brent Bauer, M.D. and Harvard Medical School have come to the same conclusion, inflammation in the body is caused by too much saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and refined white carbohydrates. This imbalance causes fatigue, bodily aches and contributes to illness and disease. While exercising is a key component in fighting inflammation nutrition is even more important.

To decrease inflammation, add the following foods to your diet.

Omega-3’s such as salmon, oh how I love thee salmon (miracle food), walnuts, soybeans, chia and flax seeds

Dark berries such as blueberries (fruit highest in antioxidants), blackberries, cranberries and pomegranates

Dark leafy greens such as kale and spinach (miracle foods)

Monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocados and nuts like walnuts & pistachios

Green tea is not only good for inflammation but has many more health benefits such as lowering your LDL, helping boost your metabolism and fighting obesity due to it’s powerful antioxidant, catechins!

All of the above combined not only help fight inflammation but ultimately helps fight disease, prevent cancer and cognitive decline. As a general rule of thumb, try to consume 3-5 different colors at every meal.

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