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By Erin Palinski-Wade from Belly Fat Diet For Dummies
When eaten on a regular basis, foods with anti-inflammatory
properties can help reduce inflammation in the body, helping to prevent
the long-term health consequences associated with it — but only if you
also eliminate the foods that cause inflammation. When inflammation is
under control, not only will you have more energy and feel better
overall, but you’ll also find that weight loss and reduction of belly
fat both become easier!
Try adding anti-inflammatory foods into your meal plan on a daily
basis. The more often you eat these foods, the less inflammation that
will be present in your body. The following foods and nutrients can
1. Fruits and vegetables
All fruits and vegetables, due to their rich nutrient and fiber
content, help to combat chronic inflammation, so make sure to include
adequate amounts of these foods daily. Some types of fresh produce,
however, are even more potent than others.
Some terrific anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables to include in
your meal plan include apples, berries, broccoli, mushrooms, papaya,
pineapple, and spinach.
2. Green tea
This mild beverage is great for helping shrink your waistline as well
as for decreasing inflammation. The flavonoids in this tea have natural
anti-inflammatory properties. And the compound EGCG in green tea has
been shown to help reduce body fat.
3. Monounsaturated fats
These heart-healthy fats help raise your healthy HDL cholesterol
levels and reduce overall inflammation. Great sources include olive oil,
almonds, and avocado.
4. Omega-3 fatty acids
Research has shown that a diet with a high percentage of omega-3
fatty acids and a low percentage of omega-6 fatty acids has been linked
with decreased inflammation. Food sources of omega-3s include walnuts,
flaxseed, and fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon.
Certain spices, including garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and
chili peppers, have potent inflammation-reducing capabilities, so try
adding them to meals as often as possible.
Staying hydrated is essential to flushing inflammation-causing toxins
out of your body. Aim for 64 ounces of water per day. Remember: Add an
additional 8 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of exercise as well.
7. Whole grains
Rich in fiber, whole grains help control the insulin response in your
body. The high B vitamin content of whole grains also helps reduce the
inflammatory hormone homocystine in the body.
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