Whether you’re simply health conscious, healing from surgery, or recovering from an injury, these things are easy essentials to include into a healthy diet.
Anti-inflammatory nutrients and herbs:
Bromelain – an enzyme found in fresh, raw pineapple
Carotenoids and Flavonoids – both found in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, carrots, apricots, cherries, kale, chard, etc.
Aloe Vera – commonly used to reducing the redness and swelling of a sun burn, aloe vera can actually have the same soothing effects inside your body! You can find it in pure, liquid form at health food stores.
Echinacea – commonly used to fight infections, some of its other benefits are fighting inflammation and immune system support.
Garlic – load up on that garlic! It is most effective if eaten raw, but cooked lightly is good as well.
Ginger – another spicy herb that helps with not only nausea but also inflammation. Ginger can be drunken as a tea or added to foods. May also help reduce joint pain and inflammation.
Licorice – not everyone loves licorice as much as I do, but it has so many health benefits whats not to love? Not only an anti-inflammatory agent, licorice is also wonderful for digestion and detoxification. Get yourself some licorice tea and enjoy its mildly sweet flavour!
Turmeric – One of the spices in curries that give it the yellow or orange hue, it has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. You can add even just a little bit to any meal and you won’t taste it too much if you’re careful, but having vegetable curries is a good way to go 🙂
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