What Are Inflammatory Foods
Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, discusses What are Anti-Inflammatory Foods?
Why Are Anti-Inflammatory Foods Important?
We need foods with anti-inflammatory properties in our diet, because inflammation is a starting point for many different chronic diseases. These include cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and obesity.
For example, people with arthritis can benefit from anti-inflammatory foods by experiencing decreased joint pain, increased mobility, increased flexibility in their joints, as well as decreased overall pain in their bodies.
If you have more questions, please contact your local doctor, or pharmacist, or registered dietitian.
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What are good Foods for Arthritis
Anti-inflammatory foods are foods with anti-inflammatory effects on the body and it’s because of the nutrients that they contain.
So the vitamins and the minerals and the omega fats and the different phytochemicals that are in the fruits and vegetables that we eat. These all contribute to an anti-inflammatory effect on the overall body.
Some examples of foods with anti-inflammatory effects are the fruits and vegetables as I mentioned, which contain phytonutrients as well as the vitamins and minerals. And the rule of thumb there is that the brighter the color of the fruit or vegetable, the more anti-inflammatory it will actually be on the body.
Nuts and seeds and whole grains also have very good anti-inflammatory effects on the body, and this is because of the fiber that they contain, but also the healthy fats that they contain. So the omega-3s as I mentioned have a very strong anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
Another great anti-inflammatory food choice is fish. So the fattier fish, such as salmon and mackerel and tuna, these all contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which have potent anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
If you don’t think you’re getting enough anti-inflammatory properties from the foods that you’re eating, you can look at many of the great supplements on the market today. Consult your local pharmacist or doctor or registered dietician if you need help with choosing some of these supplements. Local Rheumatologist