In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the top anti-inflammatory foods and supplements.
Chronic inflammation is an indicator of all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease.
Inflammation is a normal and beneficial process involving your body’s white blood cells and chemicals to protect you from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses.
However, when the inflammation becomes chronic, that is where the trouble begins.
Your diet plays a key role as it can either trigger or prevent inflammation.
Vegetables are essential anti-inflammatory foods to eat more of.
Dark leafy greens including kale, collard greens and Swiss chard offer powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin C which help protect against cellular damage.
Fermented and cultured foods are anti-inflammatory staples that optimize your gut flora.
Kefir, yogurt, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, olives and other fermented vegetables are great for gut health.
Some other key anti-inflammatory foods include green tea, plus spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary and turmeric.
Supplements can also help as anti-inflammatories.
Marine-based omega-3 fats found in fatty cold-water fish are important anti-inflammatories, as are supplements such as resveratrol, curcumin, capsaicin, vitamin D, and zinc.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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