Top 20 Herbs and Foods to Beat Inflammation Once and for All!

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Foods

Mother Nature makes plenty of foods to help the body heal itself naturally. You can transform the chemistry of your body simply by eating certain foods. Check out the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods and add more of them to your diet.

 

1. Papaya

This tropical fruit is similar to pineapple in that it contains an enzyme called papain, which will help reduce inflammation in the body, especially throughout the digestive tract. If you want to improve digestion or if you have any type of digestive issue such as IBD or Crohn’s disease, then you should try to eat some papaya almost every day.

 

2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

This is perhaps the easiest and best way to kick inflammation to the curb. Omega-3 rich foods will stop inflammation by blocking the prostaglandin pathways that cause inflammation, while at the same time supporting pathways that reduce inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids can be a lifesaver when it comes to fighting inflammation, You can eat more hemp seeds, olives, walnuts, chia seeds, avocados, and fatty fish such as salmon, anchovies, and sardines, to increase your intake of omega-3, or you can take fish oil or krill oil supplements.

 

3. Apples

The skin of apples contains a substance called quercetin, which acts as a natural antihistamine in the body. Quercetin will work to fight off environmental allergies, and fight off the inflammation that can often occur as a result of these allergies.

 

4. Leafy Green Vegetables

Your momma was right about eating your greens! The chlorophyll in green veggies has an alkalizing effect on the body. When the body is on the alkaline side, it can dramatically reduce levels of inflammation. Some of the best leafy greens are kale, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard. Eat a wide variety of these greens every single day for best results.

 

5. Pineapple

Like papaya, pineapples contain a special enzyme called bromelain, which works to reduce inflammation in the body, especially within the digestive system.

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