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Meals That Heal Inflammation July 23rd
As we grow older, our aches and pains increase. Julie Daniluk believes we can reduce inflammation in our bodies with an improved diet rather than popping Motrin, Aleve, and Advil like Tic-Tacs. Daniluk recommends foods that naturally possess effective anti-inflammatory properties. Salmon, anchovies, mackerel, and sardines are excellent sources of eicosapentaenoic acids (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) that can drastically reduce inflammation. Turmeric, a spice, contains the powerful compound curcumin that may be as effective as hydrocortisone but without the side-effects. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that reduces swelling and can be used to treat indigestion, trauma, and arthritis. Daniluk also recommends blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, currants, raspberries, and mulberries. Foods that tend to cause inflammation, like fatty meats and cheeses, margarines, peanut and other salad oils, fried foods should be avoided. Nightshade vegetables, like tomatoes, white potatoes, red and green bell peppers, and eggplant can worsen arthritis pain. Nightshades contain high levels of alkaloids which can cause bones to excrete calcium. If you want to lessen your aches and pains.
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