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So What Can I Eat? – Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Don’t eat wheat.  Don’t eat Potatoes. No sugar.

 It makes you wonder, “What can I eat?”  In my last post, we talked about all these restrictions from our meal plans.

Today, let’s talk, beneficial anti-inflammatory foods.

Let’s talk about that because there are some wonderful foods that are very beneficial to our bodies.

Anti-inflammatory Foods
photo courtesy of National Fibromyalgia Coalition Butterflies

 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce inflammation in the body and help with certain conditions that are caused by or worsened by inflammation. This can include diseases like heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Crohn’s disease, to conditions like eczema, asthma, and arthritis. The great part about eating anti-inflammatory foods is that many are also Superfoods, and good for you for a host of other reasons, including warding off cancer, losing weight, and having more energy.
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BEMBU.com will give you a list of 56 foods that will fight inflammation.

Eggs

Eggs are a delicious source of protein, and several Vitamins D & B. No longer do they claim that eggs are high in cholesterol. I have them for breakfast nearly every day! Cage-free eggs are your best choice.

Blueberries

A superfood. They are great for warding off heart disease.

Almonds

Rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber while being naturally low in sugar.  Almond butter is an awesome replacement for peanut butter.

Broccoli

It is a very good source of dietary fiber and tons of other vitamins and minerals. One of the best foods available.

Carrots

Tons of benefits here. We all know about beta carotene and fiber, but there are tons of others. I’ve loved carrots as long as I can remember.

Pumpkin

 Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber. It boosts vision, lowers blood pressure. Helps you sleep better and promotes a healthier heart. I love, love, love pumpkin. Can’t wait til fall so that I can process some pumpkin puree for my smoothies.

Cinnamon

One of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a ton of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon, or stick to small doses if you’re using the Cassia variety.

 Quinoa

One of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. And several other minerals. I love to eat it in place of rice or potatoes.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious…. a Powerful Source of Antioxidants. May Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure. …AND Raises HDL and Protects LDL  But remember, we’re talking about dark chocolate, not sweet candy bars. 1 oz a day is all you need. I enjoy Lindt Chocolate 85% which is the only bar that has no soy.

 Apple Cider Vinegar

While you may not think of ACV as a food. It has many nutritional benefits. I drink a glass of water with 1 TBS of ACV each morning which helps fights viruses and bacteria, UTIs, nighttime leg cramps, controls blood sugar. Just be sure to use raw ACV with the “MOTHER” in it, such as Bragg’s

 

There are many other super foods and anti-inflammatory foods you can enjoy. World’s Healthiest Foods explains the benefits of many of them and then they tell you how to prepare them. Go check them out!

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SOURCES

World’s Healthiest Foods

The Healthy Home Economist

Organic Facts

Daily Burn – Pumpkin Health Benefits

Authority Nutrition – 10 Proven Benefits of Cinnamon

Health Ambition – Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Reader’s Digest, Apple Cider Benefits

4 thoughts on “So What Can I Eat? – Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  1. My daughter likes quinoa. I need to get some more recipes to make. She’d love that!

    Another group of foods to avoid are nightshade vegetables such as bell peppers and eggplant. They do not help with fibromyalgia symptoms, and can make them worse.

  2. Why does it always have to be the good tasting foods that need to be given up?
    Seems like we are only safe with bread and water…oops! Can’t have bread! Looks like it’s just WATER!

    Anyone else super frustrated???

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