Many people suffer from some kind of inflammation. There are foods you can add to your diet to help. Some food should be avoided most of the time because it triggers inflammation responses, and other foods should be added because they are anti-inflammatory.
Inflammation is the body’s response to protecting itself from viruses and bacteria. Inflammation occurs on different parts of the body, most commonly seen on the skin. Lupus sufferers typically have a malar rash or butterfly rash on their face. And even those who do not have Lupus may find inflammation in areas such as your nose. You may not be able to see the places inside with inflammation physically. But the damage is there from an increase in white blood cells and other chemicals made by the body.
In some diseases and allergies this is a response to something that is actually not a threat to the body. Autoimmune disease (e.g. Arthritis, Chron’s disease, Fibromyalgia and Lupus) all deal with chronic sometimes wide spread inflammation. Symptoms are redness, swelling, warming, leaking of fluids, and pain. Sometimes it is the GI tract as well.
Inflammation also occurs as the result of constantly abusing the body with the wrong foods (also known as Dietary trauma. Science can see the results from the wrong foods and its connection to inflammation. The results are very similar to that of a bodily injury. Foods which cause inflammatory responses are high in animal fats, refined oils, and refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates are are mostly man-made or man combined, they are “fake foods”. They are most commonly found in starches, processed sugar, and other artificial sweeteners and food products.
Most of the food you need to combat inflammation is found right in the garden. Some Green veggies which are rich in Calcium and Vitamin C such asBroccoli, greens, and Brussels sprouts. But you can choose from many other types if you prefer cabbage, cauliflower, peppers or sweet potatoes. Popular fruit choices are oranges, avocados and blueberries. Many veggies and fruits are good inflammation busters provided you aren’t allergic to any of them. (in the case of nut and strawberry allergies).
Food with some of the richest nutrients and naturally occurring chemicals that will combat inflammation is what you are looking to eat more of. A person who is seeking to lower their inflammation is looking for a diet rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, Omega- 3 fatty acids, and Calcium. You can find this in many herbs, nuts and fish. Some good choices of fish are Salmon, oysters, trout and tuna. You can also find omega 3’s in many oils and nuts such as olive oil, almond oil and flaxseed oil.
Food used often for flavor is also helping you reduce inflammation such as ginger root, garlic, turmeric and onions. Turmeric and Ginger are both anti-inflammatory . Ginger works as an antihistamine as well. Garlic is a known antibiotic because of its high level of sulfites and it is very high in vitamin C. Vitamin C can repair much damage and cure many illnesses in high enough doses with no side effects.
A natural approach to healing the body can reduce the need for prescription medications which will naturally reduce the side effects that come with medication. Many medications affect the digestive track because of the similarity of chemicals with in it and the brain.
Dietary trauma develops over the course of time. It occurs from many years of continual abuse. Reversing the effects with a diet high in foods that reduce inflammation is ones best chance for living healthy and free of most if not all diseases. A person can indulge on occasion that has a well-balanced body free of inflammation.