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Sep 15, 2014

10 Foods that act as natural anti-inflammation agents

image 1. Salmon - Salmon contains the Omega 3 amino acids and has been known to treat a numbers of health issues. If you don't like eating fish, you can try a good, high quality supplement. Try and integrate fish oil or oily fish into your meals twice a week to enjoy its advantages. 



2. Turmeric - Researches cannot stop talking about this powerful spice from Asia that is a strong contender in the anti-inflammatory ring, thanks to its active ingredient - curcumin. This strong ingredient is believed to also fight the development of Alzheimer's disease, counter heart problems, and act as a natural pain reliever.  

3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil - This oil has been the key to long living in the Mediterranean cultures for hundreds of years. The oil provides healthy amounts of anti-inflammation fats and can lower the risk of asthma and arthritis, as well as protect the heart and blood vessels. 

 4. Sweet Potato - Complex carbs, beta-carotene, vitamins B6 and C and fiber - these potatoes will work to heal inflammation raging through the body.


 5. Blueberries - These berries not only fight inflammation, but are also an excellent anti-aging agent for the brain and above all,  fight diseases like cancer and dementia. 


 Tip: Best to go for organic berries, as their small size makes it hard to wash away the pesticides. 


 6. Kelp - This brow algae extract has important roles to play in the prevention and fight against liver and lung cancer. It also is a strong anti-inflammation agent, anti tumor and antioxidant. This one does it all. Good sources for kelp are Kombu, wakame and arame.


 7. Ginger - Regular ginger contains a multitude of potential health benefits. It fights inflammation, it helps control your blood sugar levels, and as a tea - it's really good for your diet.


 8. Garlic - Although garlic is more well know, research is actually a bit more inconsistent about its benefits. But it can help reduce inflammation, control blood sugar and fight infections.


 9. Green tea - There are few things more proven and more healthy than green tea. It contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids to such an extent that drinking it actually lowers the risk of certain cancers.

10. Cruciferous Vegetables - Broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower are all vegetables filled with high amounts of antioxidants. They are considered natural detoxifiers and rid the body of harmful materials that may do it damage.