Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 1742 - Natures Anti-inflammatory

Are you taking too many anti-inflammatory medications?

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As we age we find that some of our "bits and pieces" can become a bit sensitive.  They can also become downright inflamed.  Outside of our bodies (knees, wrists, ankles, elbows) and inside of our bodies (liver, sinus, colon). In fact, any organ or tissue can become inflamed. This inflammation can lead to cancer and all sorts of other nasty health challenges. So I've done some research to find out which foods are deemed as anti-inflammatory.

Scientists have discovered that a number of foods contain really powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This means they help fight a bunch of nasties such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis and all the other horrid diseases that are inflammation based.

A bunch of foods have been tested and have ended up on the list of great anti-inflammatory foods.  But some of the ones that tested quite highly include:

  • onion
  • oregano
  • red sweet potato
  • oyster mushroom
  • lime zest
  • cinnamon
  • lime zest
  • cloves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • blueberries
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • green tea
  • turmeric
  • kelp
  • wild salmon
Even a good ol' cup of English Breakfast Tea has been written up as a must have.  

With every list of good, there is also a list of bad.  If you are prone to inflammation then it is suggested you might be best to avoid (or at least minimise) these guys:
  • sugar
  • regular cooking oils
  • processed meat
  • red meat
  • refined grains
  • artificial food additives
  • dairy
  • trans fats
So there you have it.  Some tips and tricks on what will keep your bits and pieces feeling cool, calm and collected.  Better to have them feeling all relaxed and serene than agitated and irritated I say! 

Information Source: this is a compilation from various health websites supplemented with information in the June 2014 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly.

5 comments :

  1. I'm having digestive issues at the moment (among other things) and I'm not absorbing Vit D. I'm wondering if you could suggest foods that might be able to help me here?

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  2. I love this list, I pretty rap if I eat too many rich foods and stepping back and eating more anti inflamatory foods definitely helps sort me out. I always worry when people become accustomed to always feling like rubbish because their food is making them sick. I am glad more information is going around like this article to try to improve awareness and knowledge around the effects foods have on our body.

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  3. So many yummy things on this list! Mum is having trouble recovering from a knee reconstruction so I will have to pass this info on. Thanks!

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  4. I haven't been treating my temple so great recently - thanks for the reminder! Em - also visiting as part of #teamIBOT

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  5. Thanks for these! I eat a lot of those in the highly recommended already but I'll be sure to add a few more to the list.

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