Inflammation in the body has been linked to so many diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, obesisty, Alzheimer’s, etc. It is also thought to be a pre-curser of sorts to premature aging.
Unfortunately, many people walk around in a chronic state of inflammation without even realizing it. Here are a few reasons inflammation can develop.
- Lack of sleep
- Diet lacking of good quality omega-3 fatty acids
- Poor gut health
- Diet high in processed grains and sugars
- Environmental toxins
- Free radical damage
Besides looking at this list and trying your best to eliminate as many factors as possible, there are some powerful anti-inflammatory foods that can significantly decrease inflammation in the body and help prevent and fight disease.
Turmeric is a bright orange spice known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-cancer properties. It is what gives curry its orange/yellow color.
Basically, this spice wards of disease, you guys. If you have never experimented with adding it to your diet, you need to ASAP.
While Indian cultures have long revered this spice and used it to treat wounds, infections and cure other diseases, the western world is just beginning to acknowledge its powerful medicinal properties. Several studies have shown its effectiveness against treating cancer.
Ginger is another one of the most healthy spices in the world. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant superpowers. It has been used for medicinal uses for centuries to aid in digestion, treat nausea and fight off the Flu and common cold.
Raw honey contains bee pollen, a super nutritious compound containing powerful antioxidant flavonoids, vitamins and minerals, and enzymes. It has been known to fight seasonal allergies, help with a nagging cold or cough, and fight disease.
Unlike store bought, commercial honey, which has been heavily processed, chemically refined and heated to a degree which renders vitamins, minerals and enzymes unusable, raw honey has all of those properties intact in an easily absorbable form.