Diet and Nutrition

The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Eating Guide for Fibromyalgia

Other anti-inflammatory super foods

Vitamin D

Although vitamin D is connected with bone health and seasonal affective disorder, there were some studies conducted that show lower levels of this vitamin can result in some diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. A low vitamin D level can also worsen inflammatory-related conditions, so vitamin D therapy is considered as part of the treatment for these diseases. Therefore, people should have their vitamin D levels checked since two-thirds of teens and adults in the US lack vitamin D.

Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea are well-known, and one of its remarkable benefits can be seen in preventing inflammation. A study says that green tea can be an alternative for the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, researchers also said that its high levels of polyphenolic compounds can reduce inflammation by acting on the inflammatory pathways. Drinking green tea can also protect the bone cartilage.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid

This is a list of foods that are factors for having inflammation:

Sugar

Sugar can trigger inflammatory chemicals that create inflammatory passageways in the body.

Refined Carbohydrates

Foods like cookies, cake, and pasta can all contribute to having or worsening the inflammatory disease.

Alcohol

Alcohol is well-known in contributing to many disorders and diseases. Some of these ailments are connected with inflammation.

Dairy and Casein

If a person is lactose intolerant or has an allergy to lactose, drinking or eating products containing lactose can result in inflammation. For casein, it is a protein that can be found in dairy products, and it has a structure that is similar to gluten. Thus, many functional and integrative doctor think it can cause trouble for many people.