Reducing inflammation starts on your plate. Yes, that's right! The choices you make about what
you eat can play a huge role in your body’s hormone balance, immune response and
inflammatory state. Each meal is an opportunity to turn up, or turn down, inflammation. And with
inflammation leading to pain and even chronic disease, it's best to make good decisions now to
reduce your risk of health challenges in the future.
Why it Matters:
Creating an anti-inflammatory diet doesn't mean you need to make massive changes. As a
matter of fact, some simple additions in terms of spices can make a big difference. Adding
flavorful spices like turmeric, ginger, and even leafy green vegetables, can improve the health
and taste of your next meal.
- Tumeric has been shown to reduce inflammation in people suffering from painful
- Ginger can limit the production of inflammatory mediators like cytokines.
- Leafy green vegetables are high in antioxidants.
Next time you're getting ready to cook a meal, look for an opportunity to add some anti-
inflammatory spices. If you aren't into food that's spicy, don't worry! Spices like turmeric and
ginger add more flavor than heat. One final tip is to reduce carbohydrates like bread and
increase the amount of green vegetables. These small changes to your meals and diet can pay
substantial health dividends down the road!
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Which herbs help reduce inflammation? Medical News Today. 2019.