6 Foods your body needs to fight inflammation

Inflammation is the cause of many serious illnesses and we should protect our body from them. Happens when the immune system stops working properly and assumes that everything in the body is an infection. Fortunately, there are certain foods that fight inflammation naturally and we should eat them every day.

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Fatty Fish

Rich in omega 3, 6, 9 and fatty acids, fatty fish reduce inflammation when consumed daily. Salmon, sardines and mackerel are high in this good fat. If you don’t like fish, take omega-3 supplements of at least 1000mg per day.

Complex Grains

Wild rice and other complex grains are great to prevent and reduce inflammation. These types of grains are rich in fiber, which reduces the level of bad protein created by the liver. The excess of protein in the liver creates inflammation and makes the immune system unbalanced.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, kale, spinach and collard greens have the highest content of vitamin E, which help reduce inflammation. These veggies contain a high amount of pro-inflammatory molecules which prevent this problem.

Animal and Vegetable Protein

To strengthen your immune system, you should eat protein with every meal. It’s believed that protein helps the liver detoxify leftover chemicals in your blood stream. Choose healthy animal protein like eggs, grass-fed beef and organic chicken.

Green tea

This powerful antioxidant helps fight free radicals in your body. Choose a brand with the highest content of catechins to efficiently reduce inflammation. Drink at least three cups a day to make an impact.

Curcuma

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and you should consume it daily. It’s a wonderful spice in any dish and tastes sweeter that cumin. You can also buy supplements at the health food store and take 1000mg a day.

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