Inflammation is usually described as the immediate reaction or response of your body when something is wrong. A bruise, a scar, a bite, a pinch, an aliment you do not tolerate – these all can cause immediate inflammation of different areas of your body, causing pain, allergies, and even further, more serious complications. However, once with the age it comes nearly impossible for a person to avoid these body reactions as its vital functions start growing older and show signs of “use”. Sure, anti-inflammatory oral and local products like pills, gels or creams can diminish the pain one feels as a result of these reactions, but are not able to also cure the cause of these inflammations. More permanent results can only be acquired through a balanced diet and an improvement of one’s lifestyle. Here are the most important foods you can easily find and introduce in your diet in order to aid anti-inflammatory battle:
Fruits and vegetables: You are probably tired of the thousands of articles claiming that regular consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables will improve your overall state of health, while also aiding your body to fight against a series of diseases and affections. Unfortunately for you, it is also the case with inflammations and rashes. Indeed, by regularly eating whole fruits, berries, and fresh vegetables, you will help your body fight against rashes and future inflammations. Thus, make sure you introduce in your daily diet green and highly colored vegetables – from broccoli to green salad, lettuce, rucola, wild berries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, carrots, or squash, all these delicious foods can be cooked in thousands of ways and represent a powerful source of antioxidants, minerals, fibers, and vitamins.
Proteins: Focus both on vegetal and animal proteins which can mainly be found in fish, seafood, or veggies. Salmon and tuna are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that improve your blood circulation, and maintain your bones strong. Soy, walnuts, almonds, pecans, as well as Brazilian nuts represent the most powerful natural sources of vegetal proteins.
Fats and oils: For the best anti-inflammatory reactions make sure you also include omega-3 fatty acids, mainly found in fish oil, canola oil, or pumpkin seeds. Other great sources of oils include olive oil, avocado, grape seed oil, walnut oil, and nuts, which are known to diminish the risk of cardiovascular affections.
Cheese, eggs, milk, and yogurt. Milk-based aliments are very nutritious and rich in calcium which will maintain your bones and muscles young and strong.