You are What You Eat; Anti-Inflammatory Foods

“You are what you eat,

from your head to your feet”

How true this statement really is!

Not only the quantity, but the quality of the food you eat is essential to how you feel and how your body functions.

More and more often I am coming across articles that show that inflammation is believed to be the underlying cause for numerous diseases and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and more. (
That said, it is important to get as much anti-inflammatory foods into your everyday diet as possible.
Here is a list of great anti-inflammatory foods. Try incorporating at least one, or even better, several to many into your everyday diet to help maintain a healthy body:
-Herbs:  Add some spice to your life!  Season your food with ginger, cinnamon, garlic, basil and more. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your oatmeal and/or coffee; add ginger to your tea etc.
-Fruits and Vegetables: More color means higher vitamin content.
 Try some blueberries or red grapes for a snack!  Be sure your dinner plate includes some great veggies like broccoli, red peppers or brussel sprouts! (
-Omega3 Rich FoodsOlive oil, almonds, sunflower seeds are great sources for this.
Fatty fish are also a wonderful source, so try salmon, mackerel, or trout for dinner!
-Beverages: Green Tea or juices with wheat grass are a great anti-inflammatory source.