What we eat is an important factor in fighting inflammation, on the one hand avoiding those foods that cause it, such as soft drinks, refined carbohydrates and processed meats, and choosing to consume those who have components with anti-inflammatory effects.
Inflammation occurs throughout the body, many important diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer, have been related to the Chronic inflamation, reason why specialists consider important to combat it.
Foods that reduce inflammation are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols natural, protective compounds found in plants.
Strawberries have a great antioxidant capacity due to their content in anthocyanins, polyphenols and vitamin C.
According to the Spanish Federation of Nutrition, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is necessary for immune health and also offers anti-inflammatory benefits.
A serving of strawberries (150 g) contains 86 mg of vitamin C. With it you meet your recommended daily intake (75 mg women-90 mg men).
Like strawberries, blueberries contain a type of flavonoid called anthocyanin (responsible for the blue color) and vitamin C.
These powerful antioxidants that can help protect cells from radical damage free and decrease the inflammation in the body.
Apples are rich in phytochemicals (quercetin, catechin, chlorogenic acid, anthocyanin) with effects antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. The vitamin C It is also present in apples.
The Fresh, whole apples offer the most benefits. Dehydrating or drying apples removes vitamin C, which is predominantly found in meat. The juice that undergoes filtration and pasteurization removes most flavonoids and fibers.
Watermelon is a source of lycopene, responsible for the color red. Protects free radical damage from the body and is anti-inflammatory.
Research Suggests Lycopene May Reduce Disease Risk Alzheimer, heart disease and diabetes.
Oranges are known for their content of vitamin C and also contain other plant compounds and antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and fight disease.
They contain choline and zeaxanthin.
Choline helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory, transmission of nerve impulses, fat absorption and to reduce chronic inflammation.
Zeaxanthin is a type of carotenoid antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. It benefits the health of the heart, liver, skin and eyes.