Anti-inflammatory nutrition

Chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis start to become more and more common in the western world. Typically nutritional deficiencies are regarded as the driving force of the development of inflammations. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic nutritional forms unite the same vital nutrients in spite of different disease patterns.

Whether bronchitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease or cancer – as different as these diseases are, all of them are based on excessive inflammatory reactions in the body.

Normally, inflammation is a natural defense mechanism of the body against intruders and pollutants. However, by an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, inflammatory reactions can also be triggered, which in the course of time develop into chronic inflammatory herds and are no longer intended to serve the purpose of maintaining health.

Vital substances in an anti-inflammatory diet

The average diet in the western world is overloaded with extracts, refined sugar, animal proteins and low-fat fats – the best ingredients for an acidic, vitamin- and mineral-rich diet that interferes with the acid-base balance and causes inflammatory chain reactions.

A predominantly basic diet with antioxidative vital substances such as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, copper, selenium, zinc and omega-3-fatty acids is indispensable for the health of all physical processes and to avoid chronic inflammatory diseases.

I would like to introduce you to some natural anti-inflammatory nutrition.

Lemon water
Accelerates the deacidification and elimination of toxins

Magnesium
An adequate and balanced supply of minerals contributes to inflammation.
Amaranth, quinoa, millet, full grain rice, pumpkin seed, poppy seed, sunflower seed, almonds, marine algae, chard, spinach, nettle, portulaca, basil, marjoram and sage contain a lot of magnesium and should not be missed in an anti-inflammatory diet.

Spinach

Above average in vitamins and minerals, these green leaves also provide health promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids as well as more than a dozen flavonoids, which scientists believe to act as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents.

Broccoli
Vitamin C, Carcinogenic and detoxifying phytonutrients such as Sulforaphane and glucosinolates help to prevent cancer and inflammation

Onions & Garlic
Are distinguished by their anti-inflammatory sulfur compounds

Curcuma
Its anti-inflammatory effect is to be comparable to strong chemical drugs, without causing its side effects.

Cherry

Cherries should be ten times more effective against inflammation than aspirin

Avoid inflammatory food

If you want to prevent or alleviate inflammation, you should additionally avoid the consumption of anti-inflammatory vital substances as well as inflammation-promoting foods, since these do not burden the immune system unnecessarily. These foods include, in particular, industrially processed foods of all kinds, additives and preservatives, but also dairy products and gluten-containing cereal products, which can be very flammable and also contribute to over-acidification and mucus formation.

Furthermore, animal products should generally be reduced since meat or some dairy products contain a lot of arachidonic acid, which (as already mentioned) triggers inflammation.

Tina Kaczor

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