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Foods to Eat and to Avoid – to Reduce Inflammation

Diet and Nutrition Suggestions for Controlling Inflammation

Inflammation causes your nervous system to trigger pain. The right diet can help reduce inflammation – and, in turn, reduce chronic pain.

There are two parts to an anti-inflammation healthy diet. The first part is staying away from  the bad foods. The second part is eating the right  foods.

The bad foods to avoid

  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners
  • Caffeine
  • Gluten
  • Yeast
  • Carbohydrates (think pasta and breads)
  • Red meat
  • Dairy products
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Processed foods
  • Fast foods
  • Some vegetables such as tomatoes and potatoes increase inflammation

The good foods to eat

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Omega-3 oils
  • Walnuts and flaxseeds
  • Salmon  and deep sea fishes. These foods have omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce joint inflammation• Cherries
  • Acai berries
  • Blueberries
  • Ginger spice
  • Turmeric spic
  • Edamame beans
  • Flaxseeds

Disclaimer. This  blog does not constitute medical advice.

If you are having  any pain problems, please call our Langhorne, PA office at 215.741.7031.

We see patients from Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Mercer Counties.

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