Top 5 anti-inflammatory foods
and why chronic inflammation harms your body
Inflamed - Your body and inflammatory processes
Inflammation is the body’s response to irritation, infection and injury.
To a small extent, inflammation is actually necessary for the body because it helps it fight pathogens such as bacteria and plays a role in repair processes. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is problematic and can attack the body’s own tissues.
Scientists now believe that low-level chronic inflammation plays an important role in nearly all chronic Western diseases, including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and various degenerative diseases.
While there are many medications available to treat chronic inflammation, prolonged use can lead to later complications or side effects. Because no drug is without side effects. Also on our retreats we pay attention to an inflammation-reducing diet in order to give the body the opportunity to rest during this time.
Nature instead of chemistry
5 SIMPLE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS,
THE ONES YOU CAN INCLUDE IN YOUR MEAL PLAN
Ginger has been used in cooking and medicine since ancient times.
Ginger is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds that have great benefits for the body and brain.
The use of ginger in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine has a long tradition. It has been used to aid digestion, relieve nausea and fight flu, colds and more.
Ginger is rich in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can reduce the risk of infection.
Blueberries / Blueberries
The antioxidant that gives blueberries their characteristic color is anthocyanin.
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices in the world.
It is even considered the “king of spices” and has been used for thousands of years in ancient Ayurvedic medicine because it contains a high concentration of potent, beneficial phytochemicals.
As stated before, studies have shown that black pepper can increase the absorption of the active ingredient curcumin by up to 2,000%, due to the plant compound piperine.
Piperine is also known for its strong antioxidant properties.
Black pepper may increase the absorption of essential nutrients such as calcium and selenium, as well as some beneficial phytochemicals found in green tea and turmeric.
Kale has long been considered a boring overcooked vegetable with bacon which is served at Christmas, however, it has received a new fresh coat of paint and is now considered a domestic superfood. And rightly so. It has anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
It is a great source for
Vitamins A, C and K
FOOD AS MEDICINE
For thousands of years, plants have been used for their powerful medicinal properties and to flavor and aromatize food.
In holistic nutritional counseling, where you and your body are specifically addressed, anti-inflammatory nutrition is often in the foreground, as these are the cause of many dysfunctions.
To get you started, you can find our anti-inflammatory tonic recipe HERE. It’s super quick to prepare and helps you reduce inflammation in your body in the long term with just one shot, bringing it back into balance.