3 Meals That Fight Inflammation (Plus 2 Snacks!)
Inflammation is linked to chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. Here’s what to eat to keep your health in check.
The Menu: A mushroom and spinach omelet with a side of berries
The 30-Second Explanation: This meal has a lot of fiber, and a high fiber diet is linked to lower levels of inflammation.
And Everything Else You Might Want to Know: There’s a protein in your body (called C-reactive protein) that works like a marker of inflammation—when inflammation goes up, so do levels of the protein. More fiber is linked to less of the protein. Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory compounds too. Just don’t let them sauté for very long in the omelet pan—research suggests that they’re most beneficial when they’re raw. Berries, spinach, and even eggs, have antioxidants, known inflammation fighters.
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