We all know, some of the most tempting foods (fries, burgers, buttery carbs) are the unhealthiest, and too much of these foods make our waistlines grow. These types of fatty carbohydrate-rich foods can cause inflammation in your body, which contributes to weight gain, and could lead to diseases like diabetes, cancer, and depression. Scary right? So, next time you’re thinking about indulging, try one of these five anti-inflammatory foods instead.
Kale may be one of the most popular super foods, and for good reason! This dark leafy green is rich in inflammation-busting Vitamin K, along with fatty acids. Other leafy greens like spinach and chard will also do the trick.
Gingerol is the chemical in this versatile spice that reduces inflammation in our bodies. Ginger goes great in vegetable stir-fries or salads. I fit ginger into my diet by drinking a cup of ginger tea before bed.
Frozen or fresh blueberries contain tons of antioxidants, which fight inflammation in our bodies. Try snacking on this yummy fruit for desert, and watch that waistline shrink!
Walnuts are one of the best plant-based foods for incorporating anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Walnuts make a great snack, or can be easily incorporated into your breakfast.
Salmon is not only high in protein, which keeps you fuller for longer, but it’s also chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, which stop inflammation in our bodies. Incorporating more salmon into your diet can be seriously delicious, and awesome for losing weight!