Prolonged inflammation raises the risk of many diseases, and there is no doubt that diet is an important factor in reducing inflammation. The following are healthy ways to reduce inflammation through diet:
- Eat a diet rich in omega-3s, including wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flax-seed and walnuts. Try to include an Omega-3 food item at least three times a week.
- Eat plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables daily.
- Cook with extra virgin olive oil and reduce your intake of polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as sunflower, corn and safflower oils).
- Use healing spices in your cooking: turmeric, ginger and red pepper can add zing to meals and are all naturally anti-inflammatory.