These Superfoods will help reduce inflammation in your body and provide you with a lot of other health benefits.
1. Useful Coconut Oil
This oil is highly beneficial to your digestive system and your immune system.
Coconut oil is a heat stable fat as it is not damaged and oxidized by high temperatures as in the case of majority of vegetable oils in the market.
Lauric acid is a fatty acid that coconut oil is rich in, this acid is used by the liver to generate energy and it is easily digestible.
The fats in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties which helps to regulate the presence of helpful microbes in your gut. Coconut oil increases your satiety, adding some to your meals will help curb those sugar cravings.
2. Tasty Avocados
Rich in monounsaturated fats which unlike omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats do not cause inflammation in your body.
Avocados help to regulate your blood pressure as well as stabilise the health of your arteries.
Eating salad with avocados can increase your satiety for much longer, helping you combat sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
3. Eat Oily fish
Anti-inflammatory foods are usually high in monounsaturated fats.
Unlike omega-6 fats that are actually pro-inflammatory and are found in foods such as processed vegetable oil.
Oily fish is rich in omega-3 fats responsible for producing prostaglandins which is a type of pain relieving hormone released by the body.
In effect oily fish is good for arthritis, fibromylgia and menstrual cramps which are painful conditions in the body.
Oily fish Can also help to alleviate blood clots and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries by reducing inflammation in the artery walls.
You get selenium from oily fish in large amounts, this mineral is useful for people with autoimmune disease as it helps to reduce the generation of auto-antibodies.
Selenium helps to combat viral infection which are responsible for elevated inflammation and fatigue.
It is also important in the production of glutathione which is the body’s antioxidant.
Some oily fish you can consume include; herrings, sardines, anchovies, mullet, mackerel, salmon and trout.
4. Powerful Turmeric
This us a bright yellow coloured spice, that is used in curry powder.
It is rich curcumin which has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and a great compound to relieve pain and digestive system problems such as indigestion and bloating.
5. Consume Dark Chocolate
Eating dark chocolate is good and healthy as it is free from dairy products. Good dark chocolate is one with about 85% cocoa content, some dark chocolates are even free from soy lecithin. It is best to avoid soy lecithin as most are GMO.
When you consume dark chocolate with high cocoa content you are consuming low sugar and because dark chocolate is quite intense in its flavor, most people tend not to over eat it.
Chocolate is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which help to. Combat free radicals in your body and it will stimulate your HDL cholesterol levels.
People with insulin resistance or syndrome X that have abnormally low levels of HDL cholesterol in their blood and way too much of bad cholesterol that is responsible arterial plaques can benefit from eating dark chocolate because of its high polyphenols content.
These foods will help to reduce inflammation in your body and what’s more they taste good as well.