Rachel Blindauer
by on July 13, 2022
Top 5 anti-inflammatory foods Berries Berries are one of the top anti-inflammatory foods that need to be on your grocery list. Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries are high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. Research shows that consuming berries can help increase your immune system’s response by increasing the number of soldiers in your internal army. Also, it seems that it can reduce certain inflammatory markers in your blood. Besides being potent in anthocyanins, they are also high in vitamin C. This is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation in the body. It works by decreasing free radical molecules, leading to oxidative stress with large amounts of free radicals. Oxidative stress can affect your cells, leading to premature aging. Make sure to have variety when it comes to berries. Don’t stick to only one type. Include all of them throughout the week to have different nutrients and antioxidants in your diet. Omega-3 Rich Foods Our body needs essential fats since it cannot produce its own. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Two types of omega-3 fatty acids are necessary eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 it’s known for its anti-inflammatory properties. A study showed that people who consumed Omega-3 for eight weeks decreased their inflammation markers. Since fish can be high in mercury, the FDA recommends consuming only 3-4 portions of fish per week to avoid getting mercury poisoning. Green-lipped mussel oil is the best and rich source of Omega-3 which shows better results in a few weeks.
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