πŸ₯¦ Foods (and spices) That Reduce Inflammation!

nutrition Nov 14, 2019

Welcome to your weekly "What You Need To Know" where I share with you tips, tricks and tidbits of information to help you get through your day to day life, hopefully, a bit smoother! 

This week is all about inflammation OR better yet, things that you might be able to find right in your own cabinets to help you DECREASE your inflammation!

Maybe you're wondering why decreasing your inflammation is important for you to know? The easiest way to sum it up without all the technical terms is that inflammation can release a protein and a type of amino acid that, in high levels, can cause distress on the central nervous system (aka: the brain and spinal cord that MS can attack). And that is something we want to protect, not cause stress to!

SO, diving right in...

🌿 Herbs & Spices:

β˜…Turmeric

β˜… Cayenne

β˜… Ginger

β˜… Cinnamon

β˜… Cloves

β˜… Sage

β˜… Rosemary

πŸ₯¦ Whole Foods

β˜… Berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberries)

β˜… Broccoli (as well as cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale)

β˜… Peppers (both bell and chili)

β˜… Mushrooms

β˜… Grapes

β˜… Dark Chocolate

If you're more of a beverage fan, I've got you covered there too:

β˜• Here are a few recipes for inflammation-reducing drinks, like Golden Chai Latte & celery juice

β˜• Here is a list of tea's that have proven to reduce inflammation

Inflammation is a sneaky culprit that can cause your symptoms to flare, so I hope you find this email insightful and that you can incorporate some of these foods into your daily routine!

Be on the look out next week for recipes that are not only delicious but also MS friendly!

All my best,

Dr. Gretchen

 

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