Controlling Inflammation Naturally

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Controlling Inflammation-using foods and herbs

Throughout history people have sought cures for all kinds of inflammation affecting joints and tissue to various part of the human body.

Today we go to our Doctor seeking pills to overcome our discomfort, quite prepared to pay out money for a quick cure. Yet history has also given us many guides to food and herbs that act as anti-inflammatory agents. In this post we will examine a number of these that help create the lifestyle for a healthy body and mind.

Let’s start with herbs.

Turmeric

Herbs

Herbs

(one of my favourites) is a herb that is used to add flavour to foods or colour to the likes of curried eggs. In South East Asia it’s been used for hundreds of years, not only as a food enhancer but also as a medicine for use as an anti-inflammatory agent. Today it’s sold in most health and supermarket shops as a health supplement and considered to be the most powerful anti-inflammatory herb of all.

Boswellia  comes from Northern Africa and the Middle East and is extracted from the gum of the boswellia tree. It has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger 

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices

Used to flavour foods but did you know that it also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties?

These three get the highest marks for anti-inflammatory properties but other include black pepper, basil, cardamom, cayenne, chamomile, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, garlic,
parsley, nutmeg and rosemary.

Turmeric

Turmeric

When it comes to food, many types of fish have excellent anti-inflammatory uses as well as enhancing overall good health. Salmon is one of the tops, although farm-fed salmon does not have the same value as say, Alaskan salmon. Sardines and tuna are other great choices.

Many vegetables also contain anti-inflammatory benefits. These include kelp, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.

Fruits also contain many benefits towards reducing painful inflammation, particularly blueberries which are also good for the brain, some cancers, and eyesight.

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the better oils for cooking. It has many benefits but if you are using it for frying, don’t let it get too hot. Better still, add turmeric to the oil to stop it oxidation or turning toxic.

How to cook healthy meals in minutes

How to cook healthy meals in minutes

These are just a few of the foods that can lower inflammation besides other health and culinary advantages.

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