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Get the Skinny: Beating Inflammation

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