Dr. Scott Collie D.C.C.N

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12 Foods That Reduce Inflammation (Part 2)

Last week we talked about the first 6 of 12 super foods that can reduce inflammation like Salmon, Cherries, and more.

This week we’re wrapping it up with 6 more fruits, vegetables and even tea that are known to reduce inflammation and get you back on your feet!

7. Blueberries.
These delectable fruits are chock-full of natural compounds that reduce
inflammation. Blueberries may also protect the brain from many of the effects of aging. Frozen
are usually less expensive than fresh — and just as good for you.

8. Turmeric.
This spice contains a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory compound that is getting a lot of attention in the research field today and known to disrupt and block the inflammatory cascade in our bodies. Turmeric has long been part of curry spice blends, used in southern Asian cuisines. To use: Buy powdered curry spice (which contains turmeric and other spices) and use it as a seasoning when pan-frying chicken breasts in olive oil.
It is also available in supplement form from reputable nutritional companies.

9. Ginger.
This relative of turmeric is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and some
research suggests that it might also help control blood sugar.
Suggestion: Brew your own ginger tea. Use a peeler to remove the skin off a piece of ginger,
then add several thin slices to a cup of hot water and let steep for a few minutes.

10. Garlic.
Garlic also has some anti-inflammatory and glucose-regulating benefits and it may also help your body fight infections. At the very least, it makes for a tasty addition to food.
***If you feel uneasy after eating garlic then stop the consumption for garlic is an immune stimulant that can be harmful to those that suffer from auto-immunity.

11. Green tea.
Like fruits and vegetables, green tea contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds. It may even reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and assists in burning fat for those who wouldn’t mind shedding a few pounds
Suggestion: Drink a cup a day — or brew it like sun tea, refrigerate, and serve.
***Again if you feel uneasy after consuming green tea than stop the consumption for green tea is an immune-stimulant and can be harmful to those that suffer from auto-immunity

As you probably noticed, anti-inflammatory eating is right in line with healthy, diabetes-friendly eating. And it’s the way we all should eat, whether we have diabetes or not: lots of plant foods and moderate portions of animal foods, as unaltered and unprocessed as possible. If everyone ate this way, we’d see a much larger portion of our population living healthier, longer lives.

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