Chronic joint pain, excess weight, and hypertension often involve unwanted inflammation in the body. There are ways other than taking anti-inflammatories that help stop excess inflammation from happening. Looking at diet and food consumption is one of those ways. Keep reading to find out which foods you can add to your diet to help prevent inflammation.
1) Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are found in flax seeds, sardines, walnuts, chia seeds, and more. They are a great substitute for saturated fats and trans-fats which can both promote inflammation.
2) Veggies, veggies, veggies!
A vegetarian diet has shown to improve markers of inflammation. If that’s not for you, try adding a few more veggies per day to get more antioxidants and decrease saturated fats found in meat.
Increase fiber in your diet by eating foods such as beans, unrefined grains, and flax seeds. Eating more fiber while also limiting refined grain consumption can help decrease inflammatory markers and increase anti-inflammatory markers.
More water and less sugar sweetened beverages has been shown to help decrease inflammation in people who already consume a moderate amount of sugar sweetened beverages. A nice alterative is sparkling water with a few slices of fruit in it.
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