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Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Adding a few lit­tle extras to your ev­ery­day diet will boost the anti-in­flam­ma­tory ben­e­fits even more.

Gar­lic: A clove of gar­lic a day is a po­tent anti-in­flam­ma­tory. Use it reg­u­larly in cook­ing but if you don’t mind the pun­gent taste, raw is best.

Chill­ies: Chill­ies con­tain cap­saicin, a chem­i­cal com­pound with an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties.

Ginger: High in gin­gerol, a sub­stance with pow­er­ful anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties, ginger has been shown to have the po­ten­tial to re­duce the pain and in­flam­ma­tion caused by arthri­tis.

Turmeric: Stud­ies have shown cur­cumin, a com­pound in turmeric, may re­duce in­flam­ma­tion.

Green tea: Green tea has a lot to of­fer our health, but one of the most sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits is its an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties, thanks to a high con­cen­tra­tion of an­tiox­i­dant polyphe­nols which work to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion.

Vi­ta­min C: Low lev­els of vi­ta­min C have been linked with in­flam­ma­tory con­di­tions. In stud­ies, vol­un­teers with a low di­etary in­take of vi­ta­min C-rich fruit and veg had higher in­flam­ma­tion blood mark­ers.

Bone broth: Bone broth is a rich source of gelatin and col­la­gen, which can soothe the in­testi­nal tract and help heal leaky gut. The gelatin and col­la­gen also sup­port your joints and bones, and re­duce in­flam­ma­tion through­out your body.

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