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These four foods help keep up the fight against inflammation to prevent everything from allergies to heart disease

by , 10 March 2017
These four foods help keep up the fight against inflammation to prevent everything from allergies to heart disease
By now, you know that inflammation is the root of everything - allergies, chronic pain, obesity, migraines, thyroid problems, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dental problems... the list goes on.

One of the best ways to fight inflammation and prevent these health problems is to eat foods that calm your body. Read on for four top inflammation-fighting foods that keep up the fight!

Four inflammation-fighting foods that you should eat regularly

#1: Kale
Kale is chockfull of cancer-fighting ingredients such as flavonoids (like quercetin), sulforphane and indole-3-carbinol, which are also excellent for your liver, help balance your hormones and rid your body of excess oestrogens. To bring out optimal absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K, sauté kale in coconut oil. You can also make kale chips – simply spread raw kale leaves on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
 
#2: Bone broth
Bone broth isn’t only excellent for your gut – it kick-starts the healing process for lowering inflammation, too. Try a bone broth made from a chicken carcass, chicken feet, celery, onion, sage, thyme, rosemary, sea salt and vinegar to help you draw the minerals from the broth. Serve it with coconut milk, a few twists of black pepper, turmeric and ginger. Delicious!

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#3: Sardines
Sardines are a top source of omega-3 fatty acids, containing 1.3 g or more per serving. What’s more, they have an optimal 4:1 ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids, containing 1.3 g or more per serving, have serious anti-inflammatory properties and are filled with vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. Grill fresh sardines with lemon and sea salt or serve them over a salad for a fresh and satisfying meal. (PS: Sardines are low on the food chain so they’re low in mercury, too!)
 
#4: Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods in the world! You can add the spice to just about anything – juices, smoothies, medicinal shakes, bone broth, vegan soups, you name it! Just one teaspoon of organic curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) is enough to give any drink or dish an inflammation-fighting kick. You can also make a turmeric latte AKA golden milk using turmeric, non-dairy milk (like almond milk) and honey to keep yourself warm and healthy.

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