3 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is your body’s response to injury or foreign invaders like bacteria and viral infection. Autoimmune diseases and chronic conditions can cause an immune system reaction that causes the body to do damage its tissue. More and more studies are linking inflammation to serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even dementia.

The stuff we might be eating every day can cause inflammation, like processed sugars and carbohydrates. Instead of opting for those tempting foods, try eating any of the ones we mention below. At O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic we provide treatments and education that keep you living a healthy, balanced life.

1.) Berries

Blueberries and raspberries are loaded with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects and have also been shown to reduce your risk of getting heart disease.

2.) Leafy Greens

Leafy greens (like spinach, for instance) is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds and research even shows that leafy greens can help reduce chances of macular degeneration.

3.) Turmeric

Adding a lot of turmeric to your diet will help stave off inflammation and turmeric has been shown to help treat heartburn, arthritis, joint pain, and more.

Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce inflammation, especially inflammation as the result of the body’s response to injury. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

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