3 Foods That Ease Inflammation in the Body
By Genevieve Cunningham
Inflammation in the body is becoming incredibly common. Doctors believe that a combination of illnesses, environmental toxins, lifestyle choices, and diet are all to blame for this unintentional and detrimental swelling. The funny thing about inflammation is that it’s not always noticeable. When it's in the joints or visible in the skin, then we notice it. But what if it's in the stomach? Or in the lining of the intestines? We may not realize this kind of swelling is happening, but it's still causing significant damage. So what can we do? While it's always smart to see a professional, you may be able to make significant changes through your diet. In order to lessen inflammation and improve health, take a look at these foods to add to your diet today.
Oats are practically a superfood. They're incredibly good for the gut, which is where a lot of inflammation takes place. When you consume oats, they simply pass through the digestive tract. You don't digest oats, and instead, they feed the healthy bacteria in the gut. This improves digestion, eases inflammation, and helps keep a healthy balance of bacteria for a healthier body.
Ginger contains natural anti-inflammatory antioxidants that make it an excellent choice for fighting inflammation. This remedy seems to be especially beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. So how do you eat ginger? Unless you're familiar with the herb or comfortable experimenting, it might be best to drink ginger tea. Steep a little first thing in the morning or just before bed to settle the stomach and reduce overall swelling in the body.
Green tea is becoming a staple in the health food industry. It's thought to be beneficial for weight loss, mental clarity, clear skin, and of course, inflammation. Green tea is easy to find, easy to make, and agreeable to most people’s palates. Drink a little bit of green tea every day, and you will probably find multiple healthy benefits come into your life.
Inflammation can bring a wide range of negative side effects into your life, pain and discomfort being the most common. But changing your diet may help alleviate the swelling and any side effects that come with it. Use these foods to get started today, and feel better than ever as soon as tomorrow.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.