eat to beat inflammation pain

Eat with a rainbow in mind– Colorful veggies and fruits are rich in antioxidants and help fight inflammation. Include apples, berries, tomatoes, kale, beets and bell peppers

Fishy Fats- omega three fatty acids block inflammatory compounds. mackeral, sardines, salmon, tuna, trout and herring are good examples. Wild fish over farm or tank grown is preferred

Add spices-tumeric protects joints from inflammation, and ginger has similar properties.  Add tumeric to curries, add ginger to stir fries and fresh ginger root sliced in hot water to make tea.

Eliminate sugar drinks– Phosphoric acid in soft drinks makes knee arthritis worse

GREEN TEA– high in antioxidants called catechins and protect joints from cartilage damage

Eat a well balance meal, low in sugar, meat and refined grains since they all increase inflammation.

Have half your plate as fruits and or veggies, 1/4 as whole grains, and 1/4 as protein such as eggs, fish, beans or legumes, nuts and seeds

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eat this not that

Blueberries instead of granola bars-

whole grain bread instead of white bread

nuts instead of crackers

grilled chicken instead of fried chicken

dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate

figs instead of cookies

olive oil instead of butter

sweet potato  instead of white potato

brown rice instead of white rice

broiled salmon instead of fish sticks

 

Foods to improve memory, lower blood pressure, help Immune system

coffee- The antioxidants in coffee can protect against cell damage and reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke

salmon ( wild type)- omega 3 fats fight against aging and lower inflammation in autoimmune diseases and enhance heart health

avocados- glutathione-an antioxidant that improves the function of your hormones

olives and olive oil- lower blood pressure and cholesterol due to their unsaturated fats

walnuts – have twice the amount of antioxidants as any other nut and contain high levels of vitamin E and omega 3 fats which enhance heart health.

green tea- catechins-an antioxidant that protects cells and may reduce the risk of cancers like stomach and esophagus.

sweet potatoes- b6 and potassium protect the immune system, lower blood pressure. The skins are high in fiber

dark chocolate-flavinoids-decrease blood cholesterol and blood pressure, heart attack and stroke risk

Asparagus-potassium and B12, for cell repair and maintenance. B12 can boost hearing

Garlic-sulfur compounds-when crushed releases allicin which wards off heart attacks and strokes

blueberries-antioxidants that help stave off memory loss