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Top 5 Plants & Vegetables to Grow & Eat to Help With Inflammation

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Inflammation is the reaction that occurs within our body to help our body heal. Whether you have a minor wound, pain, or chronic inflammation causing cancer, a healthy diet can help to make you start to feel better. Exercise can also help to promote an anti-inflammatory response (unless otherwise contraindicated). Anti-inflammatory effects can be seen with the intake of omega-3 and some antioxidants.

Tomatoes and peppers have lots of antioxidants and vitamin C which help to fight inflammation. Tomatoes can include the traditional grown by a bush or vine and also tomatillos. Various types of peppers are all great for you include banana, bell, hot, and sweet.

Leafy greens including spinach, kale, lettuce, collard greens, and tetragonia are all extremely nutritious for you! These all add antioxidants into your diet to help promote the anti-inflammatory response.

Berries include blackberries, blueberries, currant, elderberries, goji berries, raspberries, and strawberries. These berries are packed with many antioxidants which help decrease inflammation.

Turmeric is known to lower stress hormones and decrease inflammation. It also is a powerful antioxidant!

Fruits including apples, apricots, cantaloupe, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwi, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranate, and watermelon. These each contain various antioxidants which fight inflammation.

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One thought on “Top 5 Plants & Vegetables to Grow & Eat to Help With Inflammation

  1. Turmeric (I believe) seems to be something of a fad at the moment. the guys at work are talking about how they use it. (I am not sure if I remember the herb correctly thought.)

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