Inflammation is linked to a host of health issues, including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiovascular disease. But steroid injections and anti-inflammatory medications can have negative side effects, so we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top anti-inflammatory foods & supplements to add to your diet.
Limit inflammatory foods, namely sugar, refined white carbs, trans fats, and nitrites (commonly found in hot dogs and sausages).
Top anti-inflammatory foods:
Chili Peppers – rich in capsaicin, a natural anti-inflammatory
Omega-3-rich fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel
Turmeric - often used in spice blends in Indian & Caribbean foods, and also available in supplement form
Tart cherries – may help reduce incidence of tendonitis, bursitis, and gout
Pineapple – rich in the enzyme bromelain, which can help to reduce inflammation
Top 3 Inflammation-Busting Supplements:
Boswellia – may help with osteoarthritis
Fish Oil – 1,000 mg EPA + DHA daily
Glutathione – 250-500 mg daily