The foods you eat can trigger or reduce inflammation in your body.
Inflammation is your body’s self defense system for getting rid of invaders and threats.
But the problem is that many modern foods can spark inflammation throughout your body unnecessarily.
Because processed foods alter your gut bacteria.
And altered gut bacteria can cause your body’s inflammatory system to become a raging fire.
The reason this matters is because chronic inflammation can lead to the onset of all sorts of health issues, including heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and immune disorders(1).
So to fend off inflammation, you need to eat the right foods.
Foods that help restore a healthy gut microbiome, increase your energy, and support your immune system.
Here are 5 foods that’ll help you do that:
Kale, spinach, and romaine can help fight inflammation inside your body.
They’re high in magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C—which work together to supply your body with energy, banish fatigue, and reduce the likelihood of headaches(2).
Adding these green veggies to your diet will help ensure that you consume plenty of inflammation-fighting, nutrient-rich veggies each day.
Eating enough omega-3 fatty acids and lowering your intake of omega-6 fatty acids may help lower inflammation inside your body(3).
Omega-6 fatty acids are easily found in red meat, processed foods, and dairy—so keep them to a minimum.
Now to increase your omega-3s, increase your consumption of foods like wild-caught fish, fish oils, avocados, navy beans, and walnuts.
Most diets for people with immune disorders such as Hashimoto’s recommend eating lean protein—which means choosing chicken over beef or pork.
To make your protein choice even healthier, choose chicken breasts instead of dark meat cuts like thighs or legs. Broiled or grilled chicken is leaner than fried, so opt for the former cooking method too.
Dietary fiber supports a smooth, fast digestive process.
A slow metabolism burns fewer calories, which means more calories get stored as fat—and that’s why high-fiber foods are so good for you!
(Because adequate fiber will help keep your metabolism humming.)
The only important thing to remember when eating a fiber-rich diet is to drink plenty of water as well. Why? Because fiber, in addition to supporting your metabolism, pulls toxins from your body—which requires water.
So stay well-hydrated!
Some examples of fiber-rich foods are: Lentils, chickpeas, beans, broccoli, and dried fruits.
This one is straightforward—fruits and berries are inflammation-fighting powerhouses, jam packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
In fact, a study of 218 women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis found that chronic inflammation was lower in those who ate fruits and vegetables more frequently(4) than those who didn’t.
Some of the most nutritious fruits are: lemons, grapefruits, oranges, blackberries, and blueberries.
If you want to reduce inflammation inside your body, I suggest equipping yourself with an arsenal of anti-inflammatory recipes that’ll take care of your headaches, digestive issues, and weight gain from within.
To that end…
Marina has put together over 100 clean, lean, inflammation-banishing recipes that taste delicious.
You can find all the info you need here.