What is inflammation?
When our body recognizes anything foreign like a microbe, plant pollen, or chemicals, it activates our immune system. It triggers the process of inflammation, which protects our body. But when this process of inflammation persists for a longer duration without even the presence of harmful foreign components, it causes serious health issues like chronic diseases related to the heart, brain and may lead to depression, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and diabetes.
To combat the problem of chronic inflammation, you need to head to the grocery instead of the pharmacy. Vegan foods are highly rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent inflammation in our bodies.
Food to which you should say No!
French fries and other fried foods
Soda and sugar-sweetened beverages
Refined carbohydrates like white bread
Food that you should include in your diet:
Berries: With a punch of flavors, these berries are also rich in Vitamins, minerals, and fibers. The antioxidant properties of berries consist of a compound called anthocyanins. It may help in reducing the risk of diseases.
Avocados: Avocados are rich in potassium, magnesium, fiber, and healthy-heart monosaturated fats. It reduces the risk of heart disease and may also prevent inflammation in young skin cells.
Green tea: You can replace your soda drink with green tea, a healthy beverage. It is high in EGCG that prevents pro-inflammatory cytokine production and safeguards your cells from diseases.
Peppers: Peppers not only spice up your meals but also help in combating chronic inflammation. Loaded with Vitamin-C and antioxidant quercetin, it fights oxidative damage caused to your body.
Mushrooms: With thousands of varieties, shrooms are the healthiest superfood to consume. Packed with selenium, copper, and all types of B-vitamins, it boosts the anti-inflammatory protection to your body. Mushrooms are low in calories that stimulate a healthy heart.
Make your diet anti-inflammatory without compromising on taste to stay healthy and wealthy.