For many people chronic inflammation can lead to chronic pain that can make everyday activity difficult and painful. Often chronic inflammation can be largely undetectable and hard to treat. One solution is to watch what you put into your body and make sure that you’re adding those certain ingredients that can help improve your overall health. Thanks to help from Prevention Magazine, below we’ve listed 3 smoothie add-ins that help fight the symptoms of chronic inflammation:
Considered by many an anti-inflammatory essential, Turmeric is an Indian spice that not only adds color but also a sweet-bitter kick to your smoothie. What makes it great for chronic inflammation? It’s packed with flavonoids, particularly curcumin, that work by lowering histamine and enzymes linked to inflammation. Research done has even shown that curcumin can even reduce arthritis pain as much as anti-inflammatory drugs
The rise in popularity of acai bowls is no surprise when you hear of all the health benefits it brings. It’s packed with anthocyanins, which are health promoting antioxidants that reduce inflammation and help prevent disease. It helps suppress pro-inflammatory cytokines, proteins that can cause inflammation and pain.
Bring on the berries of every kind! Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cranberries are all super berries that you need to be adding into every one of your smoothies. Why? They’re packed with antioxidants that bring down inflammation-causing free radicals. To pack the biggest punch in your smoothie use mixed berries to make your smoothies.