If you’re like me, you want to try to live the healthiest and most natural life you can. For me, this means limiting the chemical solutions that I put in my body, which includes not using any pain/inflammation medications like Advil or Ibuprofen. Its not that I don’t understand that they can help alleviate pain or inflammation, but I do also know that they’re chemicals made in a lab.
Thankfully there are more natural anti-inflammatory compounds that help when you need them.
As someone who’s gluten intolerant, one of the side effects of accidentally ingesting gluten is major inflammation in my joints, so I count on these natural foods to help fight that and keep inflammation at bay.
If you’re looking to take a more natural approach to reducing inflammation, here are 3 amazing food that you should use.
Turmeric is a root(or technically underground stem) from the Curcuma longa plant, which is in the same family as ginger. It has been used in Indian cuisine and medicine for possibly thousands of years. In food, its the spice that gives curry its yellow color, and medically, its been used to treat headaches, bronchitis, diabetes and inflammation.
The main active component, and where we get the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, is Curcumin.
Some studies of regular curcumin intake have shown some amazing results, including reduced chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s starts as an inflammation in the brain), reduced pain and better mobility in people with osteoporosis(2), and potentially protect against cancer.
While there is some debate as to which is better: turmeric or curcumin on its own,
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