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July 19, 2007

Now That’s Just Inflammatory!

By Aaron
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Inflammation is a very normal and healthy bodily response to stress, infection, or injury. Unfortunately, prolonged inflammation brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle is a destructive force that affects your musculoskeletal health, gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular health, vision, and hormone regulation. It’s important to control inflammation (there are medications, of course) but it’s even wiser to prevent inflammation. You can do this through daily exercise, effective stress management, and avoidance of smoking and drinking. But there are many foods that help control inflammation, too. (Chicken nuggets – or rings – do not.) These foods are known as vegetables. Yes – vegetables can help your inflammation just like drugs can. But don’t tell anyone.

Here are the smartest vegetables for your pursuit of reducing your inflammation without popping pills nice things:

Garlic

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Broccoli

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Spinach

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Kale

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Bok choy

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Cauliflower

Lucy Crosbie Flickr Photo (CC)

Cabbage

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Onions

Harris Graber Flickr Photo (CC)

Peppers

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Aim to eat one of these vegetables daily!

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Le Source

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Sara
9 years 2 months ago

I like how you did this with all pictures instead of text. I’m printing it out.

almost vegetarian
9 years 2 months ago

How great to have pictures here. Sometimes I go to the farmer’s market looking for something I’ve read about … but have no idea what it looks like. So having pictures is helpful. Very helpful.

Cheers!

phil
phil
9 years 2 months ago

Broccoli I know is a very effective route to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have heard that steamed vegetables, including broccoli, reduces the vitality of the nutrients… Anyone have an answer for this… Buehler… Buehler???

Sara
9 years 2 months ago

A.V. – thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Phil – ha, nice to see a fellow Ferris fan. Cooking any vegetable will reduce nutritional content, but generally if you cook anything (including broc) for fewer than 3 minutes, you’re good to go!

Mr and Mrs Fat
9 years 2 months ago

Another great inflammatory that works well, although not a vegetable, is krill oil. Mrs. Fat’s life has changed because of krill oil. She dropped all pain medication as a result of a serious car accident and now just takes krill. It has also significantly reduced the pain and swelling due to her arthritis.

the Fats

Sara
9 years 2 months ago

Fish oil is great as well.

Mark
9 years 2 months ago

I’m curious about the environmental impact of krill oil. Anyone know?

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