THE TOP 5 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY VEGAN FOODS TO HEAL YOUR BODY
We all know that eating healthy is an important part to having a life that we can enjoy to the fullest. This is even more important when we are in pain, whether it’s due to a condition like arthritis, herniated discs, or fibromyalgia or mental pain due to stress, anxiety or depression. In this blog post we will discuss 5 Anti-inflammatory vegan foods to help you body to heal itself.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is a natural process in the body and it’s a reaction to injury or an infection and the body is trying to repair itself or fight that infection. In many cases, stress can aggravate the inflammation and instead of helping to heal, it actually blocks the cells from doing its function. Sometimes you can see and feel the inflammation; red, swelling, and pain.Other times you can’t see or feel the inflammation, but your body, organs, and physiology are all suffering. This can lead to fatigue, feeling ill, and even serious medical conditions.
One of the best ways to combat inflammation, illness, and disease is to eat anti-inflammatory foods. Your body and mind will thank you with health and vitality.
What are vegan foods to reduce inflammation?
Many of us have heard of the awesome benefits of green tea and rightly so. It’s full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It’s helpful in reducing inflammation and protecting cells from damage due to high levels of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG inhibits cytokine production that damages the fatty acid in your cells.
There are many different varieties of mushrooms worldwide. Some of the most popular ones are white, portobello, and shiitake. These little gems are powerhouses of nutrition.
Low in calories, mushrooms contain great sources of antioxidants, phenols, vitamin D, selenium, B vitamins, and copper – all of which are perfect for fighting inflammation.
They are better for you to eat raw rather than cooked so as to not lose their nutritional values with high heat.
We know that these are the “good fat” vegetables, but what else do they have to offer?
Avocados contain the antioxidants carotenoids and tocopherols, which are helpful in fighting cancer. They also are packed with magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Slice yourself one up today.
Berries are the bomb! They pack a nutritional punch. There are many varieties including raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Their best bet antioxidant, an immune booster, is anthocyanins, which helps to reduce the risk of disease with their powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
With such a huge variety of peppers, how could you go wrong adding them to any and every dish for great taste and nutrition?
Antioxidants in peppers, like quercetin, sinapic acid, and ferulic acid helps to reduce inflammation in your body along with immunity boosting Vitamin C.
Fight inflammation with these powerful foods and other fruits and vegetables. Simple, natural, and offered up by nature in the purest of forms – why would you not want any of these in your diet?
We are blessed to have such a bounty of fruits and vegetables to help our bodies heal and live our best life. When we are in pain, we want the quickest solution, but remember that every small change can make a big difference. Start off by introducing these 5 anti-inflammatory vegan foods and know that every day you are getting the nutrients that your body needs.
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This blog post is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure illnesses. Please consult a medical professional.
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