Inflammation is a naturally occurring process within the body, which is designed to help the body heal from injury or disease that it is subjected. It is triggered by the immune system in response to stimuli such as a threat, such as a cut, or an illness. Acute inflammation, which occurs over a usually short period, is a beneficial tool that helps your body to heal and also return to its healthiest state. Chronic inflammation, which occurs over an extended period is the kind that is linked to autoimmune conditions like continuing stress.
In this article, we will discuss some diets that may help in reducing it.
1.Turmeric (Get That Golden Goodness)
Golden lattes aren’t going anywhere and they are here to stay to make our diet more delicious. The liking for the Golden lattes is partly because of how delicious they are, and partly because turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories that is used in our diet. This is due to curcumin, a compound found in the root of it that is responsible for the vibrant (often staining) yellow pigment we’ve all come to know and associate with turmeric. The exact mechanisms that determine how curcumin works in the body are still yet to be understood by specialists, but countless studies across different chronic health conditions show its effectiveness as an inflammation reliever. . So from curries to coffee substitutes, don’t forget to add a healthy dose of turmeric to your daily diet. Also, add black pepper for the sake of seasoning.
2. Leafy Green Vegetables
We know that leafy greens are ideal for alkalizing and detoxifying but they also assist the body in fighting inflammation. Green vegetables like kale, arugula, silverbeet, spinach, chard, and collard greens, to name a few, offer a rich nutritional profile with high concentrations of micronutrients that aids greatly in reducing chronic inflammation in the body. Vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are the four fat-soluble vitamins, have shown across multiple studies that they are more than capable of fighting inflammation. A lot of leafy greens also partially break down to form alpha-linolenic acid, which is one type of omega-3 fat and many of you will be familiar with its amazing anti-inflammatory benefits.
3. Extra-Virgin Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
Cold-pressed virgin olive oil is a must when it comes to the kitchen. But what distinguishes it from your regular olive oil? It’s the first extraction from the olive, done without any artificial process such as heat or chemicals that destroy the integrity of this amazing plant. Extra virgin olive oil has widespread health benefits, including improving heart health, enhancing brain function, and potential anti-cancer benefits, and it can also deal with moderately high temperatures without oxidizing. The best thing about olive oil is that most of these incredible benefits that it possesses come from the anti-inflammatory properties of the food. Olive oil is rich in oleic acid, which studies have proved to reduce inflammation and may even have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. It is also lined with powerful antioxidants like oleocanthal, which has been shown to work similarly to ibuprofen.