Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of control for example, rheumatoid arthritis, it can damage the body. These types of health issues affect how we live our everyday lives. Inflammation is also thought to play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Other than medications there are ways to help fight inflammation! Here are some delicious foods to add to your weekly diet:
Fatty fish: Oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation. These fish can help men and woman fight heart disease. Aim to eat fish several times a week, make sure they are cooked in healthy ways!
Whole grains: Sorry we don’t mean Pasta and bread! Adding whole grains regular into your diet has shown to reduce levels of C-reactive protein. This is because whole grains have more fiber, which has been, a marker of inflammation in the blood. Make sure to look for foods in which the total number of carbohydrate grams per serving is fewer than 10 times the number of fiber gram.
Ginger: This root has a spicy kick and well known for its nausea calming powers, but it’s also holding another secret—inflammation crushing power. Studies have linked the root to lowered post-exercise inflammation and a drop in joint pain caused by the chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. And osteoarthritis
Cherries: This might come as a surprise to ,but not only are they a great snack cherries hold an abundant about of anthocyanins (a type of phytonutrient) to help fight inflammation.
These are just a few foods that will help fight off rheumatoid arthritis and other harmful diseases. We want to remember to avoid harmful foods that are fried, high in salt, sugary foods, and certain types of oils. Adding these types of healthy foods and exercise will help your overall health!