Fighting Chronic Inflammation

anti-inflammatory-foods to fight chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be one of the main underlying causes of illness and disease. It can also cause premature aging and weight gain.

The truth of the matter is, reducing inflammation in your body can literally save your life.

The good news is that there are some simple ways to prevent and treat inflammation. In a nutshell, eating a whole-foods, fiber rich, nutrient-dense vegan diet is synonymous with an anti-inflammatory diet!

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Let’s first look at the top inflammation-causing foods that we need to eliminate from our diets. Chicken and eggs are the top sources of arachidonic acid in the diet, an omega 6 fatty acid involved in our body’s inflammatory response. Trans and Saturated fats, found in meats, especially deli meats, highly processed oils such as canola, safflower,  and corn oils, some margarines are among the top culprits of inflammation. Dairy products cause an inflammatory response in the body, as do processed sugars and grains, table salt, and alcohol.

Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits is the best way to fight inflammation in our bodies. Here is a list of some of the foods that have been found to have particularly strong anti-inflammatory effects:

    • Chia seeds (crushed to make them more bioavailable (easier for your body to use))
    • Avocado
    • Walnuts
    • Cooked white mushrooms
    • Kelp
    • Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower)
    • Blueberries
    • Turmeric
    • Green Tea
    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Sweet potatoes

It is also important to avoid allergens in order to reduce inflammation. Gluten, dairy, and peanuts are a few common allergen examples.

Finally, regular exercise is important to ward off inflammation.

Check out the Sexy Fit Vegan Guidelines and download your free copy of the Sexy Fit Vegan Sample Meal Plan to help you get started on your anti-inflammatory diet today!

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23-year vegan veteran, Ella Magers founded Sexy Fit Vegan® in 2012 to bring veganism into the mainstream. Ella runs a transformational coaching program that empowers clients to build a healthy relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves as they create a fit, vegan life they love! Check out her FREE Master Class: https://sexyfitvegan.com/masterclass

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