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Kirstin Schell RHN

Inflammation fighters

From joint pain to weight loss, inflammation wreaks havoc on your system
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Kirstin Schell RHN
Inflammation fighters
From joint pain to weight loss, inflammation wreaks havoc on your system
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1 | 5   Fish: Fish like salmon, tuna, cod and bass are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Compared to red meat, which is higher in cholesterol and salt that can trigger inflammation in your body. If possible, try to purchase wild caught fish.
2 | 5   Fruit: Antioxidants in fresh fruits help your body fight off free radicals that can cause damage to your body’s cells. Berries in particular are an excellent source of antioxidants.
3 | 5   Nuts: Nuts like walnuts and almonds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and are a great snack to munch on between meals. Just be mindful of your portion sizes.
4 | 5   Leafy vegetables: Dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, swiss chard and bok choy are packed with vitamins that have been shown to help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals in the body. Damaged cells from free radicals cause the body to go into defensive mode, so in order to protect the cells, they become inflamed, causing pain and discomfort. To unlock the best of what they have to offer, lightly steam them and enjoy!
5 | 5   Healthy oils: Olive, grapeseed and avocado are some of the best to cook with, but also be mindful of the temperature you’re cooking at and whether or not your chosen oil should be heated that high.

A change in diet can lead to a noticeable drop in symptoms for those who suffer from joint inflammation and pain. Eating clean, whole foods can have an effect on everything from skin, mood and gastrointestinal issues but for some, eating healthy can still cause some issues. If you’re eating a healthier diet but still notice symptoms, you might have an intolerance to certain foods and should consult your health care professional about completing an elimination diet.

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