3 key Foods to fight Inflammation!

Incorporating these anti-inflammatory foods into a well-balanced diet can be beneficial for overall health and reducing inflammation in the body. Along with regular exercise it can assist in management of inflammatory condition such as in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

  1. Fatty Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fatty acids have potent anti-inflammatory properties and have been associated with reduced levels of inflammatory markers in the body. Studies have shown that regular consumption of fatty fish or omega-3 supplements can help alleviate symptoms of chronic inflammation.
  2. Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice widely used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains an active compound called curcumin, which has been extensively studied for its ability to reduce inflammation. Curcumin inhibits several inflammatory pathways and can downregulate the production of pro-inflammatory molecules.
  3. Leafy Green Vegetables: Leafy green vegetables, including spinach, kale, and Swiss chard, are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that possess anti-inflammatory properties. They are excellent sources of nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, and various phytochemicals, all of which contribute to reducing inflammation. Studies have shown that a higher intake of leafy green vegetables is associated with decreased levels of inflammatory markers and a lower risk of chronic diseases.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, we can assist with referrals to dieticians or nutritionists and assist you with a tailored exercise program to help fight inflammatory conditions.