Did you know that many diseases involve inflammation of the organs or other parts of the body? For example, all pathologies ending in -itis hide inflammatory processes: sinusitis, arthritis, pharyngitis, diverticulitis, conjunctivitis, cellulitis, etc., among many others.
In addition to relieving them with anti-inflammatories, analgesics and other conventional medications and natural supplements, this article explains how you can reduce inflammation by choosing foods that precisely have anti-inflammatory properties. Discover the properties of turmeric, onion, broccoli, papaya, cabbage or green tea.
This spice, also known for its antioxidant, anticancer and antidepressant benefits , is one of the most anti-inflammatory foods we can find. Its curcumin component is highly anti-inflammatory , so it is recommended for people suffering from pain, rheumatism, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, etc.
We can take it in the form of extract, capsules or tablets, or include it in our daily menus.
In this case we must know that turmeric gives a little flavor and a good yellow color to the recipes, but we can include it quietly to all kinds of soups, creams, stews, rice, pasta or sauces. And also, we can add it to desserts like cakes, smoothies, custards, custards, etc.
The recommended dose would be approximately one tablespoon.
This exotic fruit, which we have highlighted many times thanks to its medicinal properties , is rich in vitamin C and E and is an excellent anti-inflammatory, especially the entire digestive tract . This happens thanks to its content in papain, an enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins and in this way improves digestion while reducing inflammation.
We can consume the raw papaya or beat it with water. If we prepare it in the form of milkshake we recommend also include some of its seeds, which have antiparasitic properties.
The onion is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, chlorine, cobalt, copper, iron, phosphorus, iodine, silicon or sulfur, among many others and also contains vitamins A, B, C and E. But what stands out most are an antioxidant flavonoid containing called quercetin and an antioxidant polyphenol known as anthocyanin. These components prevent oxidation of fatty acids, help eliminate free radicals that significantly reduce inflammation throughout the body.
The onion also has highly depurative, antiseptic and diuretic properties.
We recommend it especially for inflammations of the respiratory and urinary systems.
Cabbage, like onion, also contains quercetin, which is why we also highlight it as an anti-inflammatory vegetable. Especially recommended to combat intestinal inflammations, as it also has anti-acid properties and is rich in vitamin C. We can treat problems like diarrhea, ulcers, diverticulosis, diverticulitis.
Many people loathe the taste of boiled cabbage, but have never tasted it in other ways. We propose to liquefy it raw and combine it with apple, carrot or beet.
We can also cut it very thin and let it macerate two hours seasoned with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, a pinch of brown sugar and oregano.
In addition, cabbage has the great advantage that it also works topically. If we want to relieve an inflammation in the joints, back or belly, we will put water to boil, we will put a large leaf of green cabbage for about 30 seconds in the water, we will remove it and we will apply it directly on the sore zone. We’ll let her act for a few minutes.
And the third vegetable that contains quercetin and that we highlight in this article is broccoli , not only for being anti-inflammatory but also because it is an anticancer food, alkalizing and very antioxidant.
To enjoy its benefits we have to avoid overcooking it, allowing it to remain green and your texture to be firm. We can cook it for example by steam.
Another very healthy option is to consume germinated seeds of broccoli.
This excellent and traditional medicinal drink is rich in antioxidants and flavanoids which help reduce inflammation.
We will boost its anti-inflammatory effects if we combine it with a little ginger powder and sweeten it with stevia.
We recommend not drinking it with your meals , especially if we suffer from anemia, since it makes it difficult to assimilate the iron contained in food.
We should also choose a green tea of quality, if possible ecological.