The Who’s Who of Foods for Fighting Inflammation

#1 Celery – helps manage cholesterol and blood pressure levels

#2 Beets – high levels of potassium and magnesium help reduce inflammation

#3 Broccoli – contains high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients like sulforaphane which helps the body to get rid of potentially carcinogenic compounds

#4 Blueberries – the high levels of polyphenols in blueberries make them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouses

  • Easy Broccoli and Blueberry Salad
    • 1 apple diced
    • 1 cup organic blueberries
    • 1 1/2 lbs organic broccoli
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup red onion
    • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
    • Toss all ingredients in a bowl
    • In a separate bowl whisk together and pour over salad:
      • 1/4 cup honey or agave
      • 2 tbs lemon juice
      • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
      • 4 tbs avocado oil
      • 1 tbs grated garlic
      • 1 tbs grated ginger

#5 Walnuts – high concentration of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids

#6 Chia Seeds – large amounts of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to combat inflammation

  • Five Ingredient Chia Pudding (make in advance and store in individual serving mason jars for a great grab and go)
    • 8 tbs chia seeds
    • 2 cups of unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbs pure maple syrup or agave
    • fresh fruit for topping (insert your favorites here)
    • Divide all ingredients equally (except for the fruit topping) and place into the individual mason jars and let sit overnight in the fridge.  If you do not have individual mason jars, you can combine all ingredients into a large batch and then portion out the morning of.
      • Makes 4 1/2 cup servings (approximately 4 grams of protein per serving)

#7 Turmeric – contains a powerful, non toxic compound called curcumin that greatly reduces inflammation

#8 Ginger -contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols

#9 Pineapple – contins quercetin (a bioflavonoid) and bromelain (an enzyme) which are a great combo for fighting inflammation

#10 Leafy greens – high levels of vitamin K to help reduce inflammation

 

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