These are the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory power sources effective against a number of diseases like acute traumas, injuries, arthritis, cancer, indigestion, acid peptic disease, dementia and many other chronic inflammatory conditions. Examples are:
|Papaya (rich in vitamin C and E and papain, an enzyme that digests proteins)||Pineapple (contains an enzyme Bromelain with excellent healing properties)|
|Blueberries (rich in phyto nutrients)||Goji berries|
This anti inflammatory foods group is another major ally to the anti-inflammatory warfare. Examples include:
|Cruciferous vegetables (rich in phyto nutrients i.e. sulphoraphanes which has anti cancer properties)||Spinach (source of carotenes, flavonoids, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, tryptophan, calcium, iron and folate)|
|Sweet potatoes (contains fiber, vitamin C and B6, beta carotenoids, manganese and carbohydrates)|
|Green beans||Bell peppers|
Various kinds of cold-water fish like:
are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. These include most importantly eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.
There are numerous benefits of omega-3 include a healthier heart by reducing the chances of heart diseases, preventing and fighting cancer, helping against autoimmune diseases and psychological ailments. All of these benefits result from its excellent anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties.
Olive oil contains an abundant supply of polyphenols and monounsaturated fats, which reduce inflammation in cardiovascular system including heart and blood vessels, which in turn reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and all the resulting complications. It also helps fight against Rheumatoid arthritis and allergic asthma by the same mechanism.
Avocado oil is.another, very effective anti-inflammatory agent, which is similar in composition and properties to the Olive oil.
Green tea is rich in flavonoids, which are a very potent agent in decreasing the incidence of heart diseases and effective against malignancies too.
However, you shouldn’t forget about water, as this is known as the simplest, cheapest and widely available drink. It has been shown in many studies that water accelerates the body’s metabolism and speeds up the removal of harmful by products of metabolism.
Spices and Herbs
Seeds and Nuts