Inflammation: The Top Foods to Eat (And Avoid)

Let’s talk about inflammation. Inflammation is the process by which the body’s white blood cells and the substances they produce protect us from bacteria and viruses that cause infection.

Mind you, this a good thing, but in some instances the body triggers an inflammatory response when there’s no reason to do so. This can increase a person’s risk of being diagnosed with ailments such as arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease or other anti-inflammatory diseases.

There are many symptoms of inflammation, which can include the following:

Joint stiffness or pain
Fever
Chills
Headaches
Loss of appetite
Shortness of breath
High blood pressure

Many people will take anti-inflammatory drugs to treat these symptoms, but there are foods that have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Here are a few foods that are believed to help ease inflammation:

Tomatoes
Leafy greens like spinach
Nuts like almonds and walnuts
Fatty fish like salmon & mackerel
Zucchini
Basil
Cauliflower
Cherries
Garlic
Lemon
Onions

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In addition to the foods listed above, prepare your meals with the following oils, herbs and spices:

Almond oil
Coconut oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Turmeric
Green tea
Chili pepper
Frankincense
Black pepper
Cat’s Claw
Rosemary
Cinnamon
Ginger
Cloves
Black Seed Oil

Purchase an assortment of inflammation-fighting spices here:

Black Seed Oil is a great addition to your anti-inflammatory regimen. One spoonful is all that’s needed to reap its amazing benefits, which include anti-cancer, anti-oxidants, improved liver health, increased insulin resistance and others.

 Here is a short video of how I take Black Seed Oil:

On the other hand, these foods can CAUSE inflammation and should be avoided:

Gluten
Processed meats
Fried foods
Fast foods
Syrup and soft drinks

Many people believe the medicine we receive from our doctors is the first line of defense against illness, but that’s not the case. A strong immune system helps to ward off disease, and the foods we eat can either help keep it strong or weaken it. A weak immune system makes us susceptible to many diseases, including inflammation.

Nature’s Medicine Cabinet is second to none. Don’t wait until you’re sick before you start taking better care of yourself. Be proactive and eat healthy foods daily. Your body will thank you!

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