The best anti-inflammatory foods

Discover what are your allies to the table to counteract inflammation.

Why do we get sick?

This is the question of questions especially for those who, like me, is in his profession to try each day to prevent disease. Today we know that some of the most common diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and certain cancers share at least one common factor: inflammation.

While the inflammation mechanism is functional to the body to defend against infections, when it becomes chronic it becomes a threat to your health. Chronic inflammation, for example, worn out tissues and nourishes that overproduction of free radicals that cause cellular aging.

The lifestyle greatly influence the onset of inflammation. Smoking, alcohol, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress are all factors that promote chronic inflammation.

But each of us is master of his destiny and can, with the correct habits to adopt in their daily lives, fight inflammation in the bud.

Specifically, you can include in your daily diet of foods that have special anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some …


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The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are conferred by a substance contained in it: curcumin. The turmeric positive effects increase if combined with black pepper because it contains piperine, a substance that promotes the absorption of curcumin.


Sardines, anchovies, mackerel but also the salmon are all rich in fish omega-3 fatty acids that are among the main allies in the prevention of degenerative diseases.

Green tea

This drink is rich in antioxidants that counteract inflammation.

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If we talk about antioxidants one can not help but mention the berries. Blueberries, currants, raspberries are real concentrates these anti-inflammatory substances.


In tomato you have a specific antioxidant, lycopene, which is activated even better if the tomato is cooked. Hence a fresh tomato sauce (no added fat and salt) is an excellent source of lycopene.


Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts are also rich in substances capable of counteracting inflammation.


Good news for lovers of chocolate: it also has good anti-inflammatory properties as long as both extra-dark, that contains a high percentage of cocoa. Milk chocolate is not included, then, because it is rich in sugar and fat.

Keep in mind that these foods are effective in preventing inflammation when they are inserted into a specific style food, intended precisely to afford to make the most of your potential.

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