Diet and Fitness Gerson Therapy Health Uncategorized By Moses Marasco / April 25, 2017 Share Share Inflammation stinks… Yes it’s a natural stress response, but it hurts, makes it difficult to move, and overall it’s a pretty bad experience… 7 Foods That Fight Inflammation Naturally Broccoli It’s super high in potassium and magnesium both of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Broccoli is a great antioxidant also has key vitamins, such as flavonoids and carotenoids. All these benefits work together to get rid of oxidative stress in the body and fight chronic inflammation and also risk of developing cancer. Shiitake mushrooms Shiitake mushrooms contain some super strong stuff like Ergothioneine which has the natural ability to fight inflammation, which in turn inhibits oxidative stress. Turmeric Turmeric is a spice often used in the kitchen to spice up a dish… It gets its coloring from a compound called curcumin. Studies found that curcumin can help to improve chronic pain by suppressing inflammatory chemicals in the body. Ginger Ginger possesses many health benefits due to it containing something called gingerols, these compounds that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-disease properties. These compounds block several genes and enzymes in the body that promote inflammation. Beets Beets also fight inflammation because of a little antioxidant called betalain, which repairs cell damage caused by inflammation. It also helps improve blood flow and supplys high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium, two important nutrients many people are deficient in. Pineapple Pineapple also contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain decreases pain, swelling, and bruising naturally. Pineapple juice works great in inflammation. Peppers Peppers are an anti-inflammatory superfood, but red peppers have most benefits. It has the highest amount of inflammatory-biomarker-reducing vitamin C, bioflavonoids beta-carotene, quercetin, and luteolin. Luteolin has been found to neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, fat-soluble compounds that help in reduction of several cancers.