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June 27, 2016 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Winning Anti-inflammatory Foods

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Chronic inflammation is now broadly recognized as the key driver of most all chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and even some cancers. Thankfully, the evidence is piling up that diet, in particular, plant-based polyphenols can be a powerful antidote. In a new study that sought to evaluate the relative potency of various polyphenols for stifling inflammation, some proved much more potent than others. The winning polyphenols in this report were those typically available in the highest concentrations in the following foods: onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea, and acai berries.(1)
Here is a delicious salad recipe I created after reading this study.
This salad features a slew of uniquely potent foods for dousing the fire of excess inflammation. So enjoy and be cool! (Keep in mind that curry powder contains turmeric, the king of all the anti-inflammatory spices.)

 

British Journal of Nutrition, 2016; 115 (10): 1699 DOI:10.1017/S0007114516000805