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Do You Struggle With Inflammation?

Acute and Chronic Inflammation can be burden for many of the patients we treat at Family First Health Center. Our doctors and team have helped thousands of patients get out of pain naturally and for many of our patients helping them find resources at home through their diet is essential. Today we discuss our top 10 anti-inflammatory foods and spices that we have seen amazing results with!

To start, numerous spices and herbs contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your meals. Every time you flavor your meals with herbs or spices you are literally “upgrading” your food without adding a single calorie. Many studies have also shown that most herbs and some spices tend to have unique medicinal qualities.

Three Spices that Pack a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Punch
1. Cloves
2. Ginger
3. Turmeric

Top 7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
1. Animal Based Omega-3 Fats
2. Leafy Greens
3. Blueberries
4. Tea
5. Fermented Vegetables
6. Shiitake Mushrooms
7. Garlic

The running thread linking a wide variety of common health problems—from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer—is chronic inflammation. The key to reducing chronic inflammation in your body starts with your diet, and being liberal in your use of high-quality herbs and spices is one simple way to boost the quality of your food. They’re an inexpensive “secret weapon” that just about everyone can take advantage of. Spicing up your meals is not enough, however, if processed foods comprise the bulk of your diet.

It’s important to realize that dietary components can either prevent ortrigger inflammation from taking root in your body, and processed foods do the latter, courtesy of pro-inflammatory ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, soy, processed vegetable oils (trans fats), and other chemical additives.