15 Anti Inflammatory Foods That Will Help To Heal Inflammation & Chronic Pain – You Are What You Eat

Is it possible to reduce chronic pain, inflammation and heal non communicable diseases by changing our diet. And the answer is Yes. When it comes to taking care of our bodies and improving the outlook of our overall health we a lot of times overlook that the foods we eat can either keep us healthy or slowly kill us. When we think about food and our nutritional intake we must think about eating for cellular health. This is important because it is our cells that need to absorb the nutrients it needs in order for us to be healthy. So that is why being mindful of incorporating more Anti Inflammatory foods in our diets will help us to live a healthier pain free life. So If you want to learn more about these foods that you can incorporate in your diet. Keep reading

1. Green Tea

Green Tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, lowering the risk of cancer as well as it has inflammation-fighting properties. Green tea is also the least processed of all the predominant types of tea.

 

Green tea also unlike many other teas is  actually made from unoxidized leaves  which helps preserve the polyphenols that  provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Green tea also contains a high amount of catechins  which help destroy free radicals. It also  contains flavonoids and antioxidants that fight  inflammation and slow the aging of your cells. Therefore In  order to reap all the incredible benefits you can  aim to drink at least one to three cups of organic  green tea per day.

 

2. Onions

Up next we have Onions. Onions are rich in components that fight inflammation. Onions are also rich in quercetin an antioxidant that helps fight enzymes that cause inflammation. This said antioxident Quercetin also helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce heart disease and prevent the progression of cancer. Onion is such an excellent food that You can use it in your salads or as a spice in any of your favourite dishes. So it’s definitely a must have

3. Kiwi

Next we have the fruit Kiwi. The Kiwi fruit is known to assist in wading off the effects of stress, joint inflammation and attack from viruses and bacteria. This small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces provides you with your daily intake of antioxidants such as polyphenols and carotenoids which help fight damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. Eating this fruit is a great way to start reversing the damage that has been done and jump start your health and wellness.

4. Tumeric

And I couldn’t have made this list without including Turmeric. Turmeric is an excellent anti inflammatory food thatcontains curcumin that helps fight pain. It is traditionally called indian saffron because of its deep yellow orange color and has a peppery warm and bitter flavor. It has been used throughout history as a condiment in healing remedies both in the chinese and indian systems of medicine. This powerful anti-inflammatory food also helps protect the body’s tissue and the destruction of joint inflammation as well as it helps improve the functioning of nerve cells

 

5. Ginger

Number 5 Ginger. Besides adding great flavor to foods, tea, and soups. Ginger is also a great pain relieving anti inflammatory food. Consuming ginger fresh, in powder or dried form can help reduce inflammation in the body. Ginger is one of the best natural pain killers there is. It contains anti inflammatory compounds called gingerols that reduces pain. It also has other substances like paradols, shogaols and zingerone that have analgesic qualities similar to iburprofen but without the side effects. If you are someone like me and you can chew on some ginger anything you get a chance to as a dietary habbit this can help you to prevent and reduce inflammation and pain or another option you can try is to drink 1-2 cups of ginger tea daily

6. Pistachios

We now have number 6 Pistachios. Pistachios are nutrient dense and provide protein, fiber, micronutrients, plant sterols, gamma-tocopherol and other phytochemical compounds, including flavanoids and phenolic compounds. A 2009 study found that bioactive compounds in pistachio, and molecules present in pistachios, have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Pistachio oil can also decrease the levels of an inflammatory marker known as “lift-2.” Overall, they are an excellent food against chronic “joint” inflammation.

7. Papaya

Up next we have Papaya. Papaya is also known as papaw or papita there are many benefits of papaya.   The papaya fruit contains two enzymes called papain and chymopain. These two enzymes help with digestion and reducing Inflammation. Papain is also an ingredient found in some over-the-counter digestive supplement to help with minor upset stomach. Papayas contain high levels of antioxidants vitamin a, vitamin c, and vitamin e. These antioxidants helps prevent and against heart diseases and it has anti-cancer properties in which the lycopene in papaya helps to reduce cancer Risk. Papaya also has powerful antioxidant effects which may reduce oxidative stress and lower your risk for several diseases

8. Galic

Number 8 Galic. Galic has anti inflammatory as well as antibiotic properties which can alleviate chronic pain. It is rich in sulfur compounds and galic also stimulates the production immune cells which can boast the immune system and help reduce swelling and pain in the body because it contains a compound called Allicin. Allicin is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and has anti cancer properties. Galick is also said to help with lowering blood pressure and can be consumed raw as well as a spice or even as a supplement Next I couldn’t have made this list without including also crustifurus green vegetable

9. Crustifurous Green Vetegatble

To lower inflammation the most important nutrients come from dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens and bok choy to name a few. These plant-based foods provide nourishment at the cellular level, they boost friendly bacteria in the gut and lower overall inflammation in the body. They do this by supplying important nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, K, B and electrolytes like magnesium and potassium as well as they are rich in sulforaphane a anti cancer compound.. Eating these foods is great in an anti-inflammatory diet or you can make blended green smoothies. Cruciferous vegetables are the healthiest some others include includes, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Incorporating crustiforus vegetbles in your diet also helps to strengthen the synapses in the brain

10. Broccoli

Broccoli is another super powerful crustifous vegetable that is loaded with fiber and vitamin a c and k. It has also a rich source of  camphor all which is a flavonoid that helps combat  allergies and reduce chronic inflammation in the  body.  Broccoli sprouts and regular broccoli contain a special compound called sulforaphane a anti cancer compounds which detoxifies the liver and internal organs.  Numerous studies have shown that sulforaphane neutralizes toxins, reduces inflammation and protects your DNA. So there we go Brocoli number 10

11. Olive Oil

Olive oil is another powerful superfood with  antioxidant properties that can naturally reduce  inflammation in the body. It is rich in antioxidant polyphenols that help reduce pain in the body. It also contains a compound called olecanthal that has strong anti inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation and can  reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer,  heart disease and arthritis. Studies have shown  that the properties found in extra virgin  olive oil have similar effects on the body as  ibuprofen when it comes to reducing inflammation. The good thing about olive oil though is that it can  be used in so many ways making it one of our staples he should all use

12. Avocado

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats. These healthy fats, antioxidants, and phytochemicals have been shown to reduce inflammation, stabilize blood sugar and insulin, help fight cancer, and keep eyes healthy. avocados is also rich in potassium magnesium, fiber, vitamins K, and E and lots of carotenoids and lutein

13. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are another anti-inflammatory food that  we need to discuss. Did you know that eating tomatoes cooked is healthier than eating them raw? Cooking tomatoes helps your body absorb more lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and helps prevent cancer growth. Tomatoes is also filled with a lot of vitamins and nutrients which helps protect your cells from damage.

14. Pineapple

Next up on our list is pineapple pineapple is loaded with vitamins nutrients  and disease-fighting antioxidants. pineapple also  contains properties that can help with digestion  and decrease the amount of inflammation that is  present in the body because it contains an enzyme known as  bromelain which has anti-inflammatory effects and also boost your immune system

15. Cacoa/ Dark Chocolate

Studies have shown that the  compounds found in cacoa or dark chocolate can help reduce  inflammation in the body. Experts have attribute the bulk of cacao’s health benefits to polyphenols – a natural compounds with antioxidant properties. These antioxidant polyphenols in cacao helps to combat free radicals which decreases chronic inflammation. In a study with a randomized, controlled, cross-over trial with 24 participants it was found that those who consumed two servings of a cocoa product per day for four weeks experienced a greater reduced inflammatory markers. So now you know Cocaoa is also a great anti-inflammatory food

So yeah these are the top 15 anti Inflammatory foods that can help you to reduce pain and inflammation in your body. There so many people all over the looking  for natural ways to improve their diet and reduce  inflammation and hopefully the information that you  learned in this video can help you do just that.  With that said keep in mind to always consult your doctor. But hopefully you learned a thing or two from viewing this video and hopefully you’re now one step closer to improving your health and changing your health destiny.  So if you enjoyed and like what was shared here I encourage you to like the video I will greatly appreciate it and while  you’re down there you can also go ahead and click the subscribe button and notification bell so that you can be notified when I upload new videos like this. And if you want to learn  even more about this topic I will leave a link in the description box below so that you can learn more about other types of anti inflamatory foods apart from what is listed here. So Thank everyone so much for watching and you have a  blessed day and quick reminder to you “remember having optimal health is possible”. 

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