Anti Inflammatory Food: Is there such a thing?

There are TONS of articles and claims about certain foods having anti inflammatory properties. But is any of this true?

Let’s take a look!

First, we need to define exactly what we’re talking about.

An “anti inflammatory food” is a food that has an ingredient or component which may reduce inflammation, or which may prevent inflammation from occurring.

This would come in very handy for chronic, painful diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Other inflammatory conditions which may benefit from an anti inflammatory diet include psoriasis and lupus.

The good news is that is it definitely true that certain foods have powerful anti inflammatory properties. Here are a few of them:

Salmon – This popular fish, especially wild salmon, has a lot of inflammation-fighting omega 3 fatty acids. You can take a fatty acid supplement like Quell, but regular servings of wild salmon makes for a tasty, natural way to get the omega 3 acids into our bodies.

Olive Oil – Similarly, there are a variety of natural compounds in olive oils which are known to have anti inflammatory properties. This is exactly why our Elmore Oil uses olive oil as a base. For your diet, however, try sticking with extra virgin olive oils.

English: Olives in olive oil.

Olive oil is an important part of any anti inflammatory diet.

Blueberries – Blueberries are packed with anti-oxidants, which are directly involved in the process of inflammation.

Turmeric (Curcumin) – One of our favorite spices, turmeric (or curcumin) is a natural, but powerful anti inflammatory food. The problem with curcumin is that it doesn’t easily pass from the intestines into the blood circulation. Fortunately, there are good curcumin turmeric supplements that solve this problem.

Green Tea – As with blueberries, green tea is loaded with inflammation-fighting anti-oxidants. However, it’s unclear if these antioxidants are destroyed in the hot water.

Vegetables – A number of vegetables, especially broccoli, red cabbage, and kale, have strong anti inflammatory properties. Adding a small dab of olive oil adds to their benefit.

So, you can put together an anti-inflammatory meal right here! Gently grill some salmon, and serve it with vegetables topped with a small amount of olive oil. Serve blueberries and tea after dinner…voila!

But…alas…we live in a modern world where it’s not always possible to gently grill salmon with vegetables.

So how can we get the benefits of an anti inflammatory food without needing to drink green tea and olive oil all day?

We have a suggestion…Wobenzym PS.

Wobenzym PS is not an anti inflammatory food. Rather, it is a blend of three enzymes which are normally found in food.

When combined, these three enzymes provide a host of anti inflammatory properties and benefits.

For example, Wobenzym PS contains bromelain, an enzyme which is found in pineapples.

Ananas comosus - Pineapple

The humble pineapple has the power to fight inflammation. 

Bromelain has a host of anti inflammatory properties because it helps digest food material in the intestines, which in turn stimulates your body’s own inflammation-fighting processes.

This is why many people insist on eating pineapple after dinner. The bromelain in the fruit helps digest food and stimulate the immune system. This helps people feel better, with more energy, and less joint pain and stiffness.  

To learn more about Wobenzym PS and how it can become an important component of your anti inflammatory regimen, visit our Wobenzym PS page, and look for the Free Shipping offer! 

 

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