Combat and get rid of inflammation with the following anti-inflammatory foods suggestions
In this post, I want to show you anti-inflammatory foods to help you in the fight against inflammation, and also foods that you should avoid.
However, first of all, I should mention the obvious when it comes to inflammatory reactions. That is the fact that many people first think of certain medications, such as aspirin, cortisone, ibuprofen and paracetamol.
You should know that medication is only a short-term solution. For example, if you have a sudden and severe headache or back pain.
In the long term, medications always have side effects that permanently harm your body more than they benefit you.
While these pain relievers are justified in the short term, they are not a long-term solution. You have long-term solutions in your own hands.
Eliminate inflammation in the body – this helps!
The following factors are both practically and scientifically established to actively fight and eliminate chronic inflammation.
A healthy lifestyle should always come back to these factors. Some of you will be amazed, some will seem familiar:
A healthy diet is and remains the gold standard for health and well-being. Healthy nutrition should be natural, nourishing and avoid pollutants and irritants.
Overweight and obesity have a huge and negative effect on many Americans, as overweight is an important cause of chronic inflammation. With weight loss, these usually get better.
Recover from injuries
When you are carrying an injury and you are not giving your body time and love to regenerate from it. Then you should take your time, otherwise the inflammation will not go away on its own.
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Eliminate nutrient deficiencies
The two main nutrient deficiencies that favor chronic inflammation are magnesium and vitamin D deficiency.
Drink plenty of water
A very simple but extremely effective measure. Drink more water. Simple, regular/plain tap water and mineral water that your body can use to actively detoxify.
Active stress reduction
Stress reduction such as meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, autogenic training, music, yoga and good and restful sleep.
This means not always having a snack on hand. Concentrate on 2-3 main meals and try to eat less in between to get through to the next main meal.
To run/walk barefoot
If possible, bring your body into contact with the Earth (grounding). This is not esoteric but scientifically proven: The body takes up electrons from the surface of the Earth and, thus, pulls the root of the inflammation out.
Walks in nature
Try to escape from city life as often as you can in between your hectic daily schedule. Visit parks, go hiking, or, even better yet, forest bathing.
Time with loved ones
The love hormone oxytocin has an anti-inflammatory effect.
The following foods should be part of a healthy diet, especially one that relieves inflammation. What they have in common is that they are very rich in antioxidants, contain many nutrients, and inhibit the biochemical inflammatory signaling pathway in the body.
Sixteen anti-inflammatory foods
Green vegetables (Spinach, Broccoli, etc.)
Spices (especially turmeric, ginger, cinnamon)
Mushrooms (Shiitake, Reishi, Chaga, etc.)
Tomatoes (fresh, happening, and as a tomato paste)
Bulbs (onion, garlic, leek, etc.)
Fish, seaweed, seafood
Inflammation, chronic inflammation, anti-inflammatory foods
A healthy and nutritious diet is and remains the silver bullet against chronic inflammation.
However, just as important as eating anti-inflammatory foods is reducing or avoiding inflammatory foods.
Try reducing or avoiding the following foods. This is especially true for those readers who suffer from chronic inflammatory reactions or autoimmune diseases.
Eleven inflammatory foods
Unfermented cereals (especially wheat)
Sugar and sweeteners
Industrial edible oils such as rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, safflower oil
Salt (for systemic autoimmune diseases)
Unfermented milk products (milk, curd cheese, cream cheese), especially if you are intolerant to milk
Dietary supplements that can relieve chronic inflammation
The following substances in the form of dietary supplements can act directly (as an antioxidant) or indirectly (by increasing the body’s own antioxidants) against inflammatory reactions.
Seven anti-inflammatory foods
Inflammation and autoimmune diseases
An inflamed body works differently. The metabolism acts in another way, and so do the biochemistry and the immune system.
This makes the body more susceptible to autoimmune diseases. During this state of permanent alert, the likelihood increases that the body confuses it’s own structures for foreign and starts to combat it.
Therefore, chronic inflammation is an important cause of autoimmune diseases. Especially:
are strongly related to inflammation.
Inflammation is also very relevant in the case of an existing autoimmune disease. The immune system activates permanently and inflammation relief usually also alleviates the symptoms and autoimmune reactions.
Therefore, autoimmune sufferers should pay special attention to relieve the inflammation in their body and eliminate the causes.
This not only has a positive effect on well-being and health, but it also relieves the symptoms of the respective autoimmune disease.
It has often happened that an autoimmune disease went into remission (absence of symptoms) with the elimination of the inflammation in the body.
Inflammation and lifestyle diseases
The same applies to diseases of civilization: inflammation is an important cause. At the same time, one can change the respective disease positively if he brings the chronic inflammation in the body under control.
Here, too, it is possible to greatly improve the disease or even eliminate it entirely once you eliminate the inflammation.
This has been observed frequently, especially in hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
Summary – inflammation, the immune system and health
Everything in the body is related. Chronic inflammation is an important link between health and illness. They are essential for survival to protect the body from damage and pathogens.
If they become chronic, the body switches into a permanent state of alert, collateral damage occurs, and chronic inflammatory diseases threaten.
While medication is only a short-term solution, it is largely due to the diet and lifestyle to deal with inflammation effectively and sustainably.
We all should consume a healthy and anti-inflammatory diet filled with natural and nutritious foods. You should avoid processed foods as much as possible.
Fruit and vegetables, as well as high-fiber nuts and seeds, are particularly important, and you should complement them with tea, coffee and high-quality animal products.
Lifestyle should include a good balance of stress and regeneration: Not too much (de)stress, otherwise, the body will never go to rest to recover and regenerate.
With today’s post, you have learned with which measures you can tackle and eliminate inflammations and also what foods you need to be careful with.
I suggest that you pick a few foods from the above anti-inflammatory foods and incorporate them into your daily diet. Over time, begin to add more until you see that you have changed your diet successfully.
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