Many people suffer from inflammation. It can cause heart disease, diabetes, skin irritation, and overall body aches and pains.
There are many causes for inflammation. It can run in your family, be caused by stress, a lack of exercise, or a highly processed diet.
But if you suffer from inflammation and want a natural remedy, look no further! Dr. Oz provided alternatives for the foods which are most commonly associated with inflammation.
Take a look through and see if you can make any of these changes in your diet!
Berries and Walnuts Instead of Cereal
Even if you're eating the whole-grain variety, cereals are often high in carbohydrates which increase inflammation and blood sugar spikes. Eating berries gives you natural sugars, while walnuts are full of anti-inflammatory fats.
Greek Yogurt Instead of Eggs
Unless you are buying your eggs fortified with Omega-3s, it's best to swap out your morning omelette with some Greek yogurt. It has more protein which will keep you full longer, and it also helps decrease insulin surges that can cause inflammation.
Sweeten Coffee with Cinnamon, Not Sugar
When trying to cut out processed sugars, adding it directly to your coffee probably isn't a great idea. Cinnamon is a sweet-spice which can reduce inflammation with just a quarter teaspoon a day.
Add Legumes, Not Animal Protein
Dr. Oz recommends swapping your turkey sandwich for vegetarian chili. Protein-rich legumes help reduce blood sugar spikes, which cause inflammation.
Oil Dressings, Not Creamy
Using store-bought creamy salad dressings, like Caesar or ranch, is adding inflammatory sugars and fats into your body. Use extra-virgin olive oil to dress your salads instead. This will reduce inflammation.
Avocado Instead of Mayo
Mayonnaise is full of damaging fats, but avocado has healthy fats and fiber. It still gives you a creamy taste, but it prevents inflammation.
Use Spices, Not Salt
Seasoning with salt is asking for inflammation. Your body will retain more water, which is not what you want. Instead, use spices like chili powder, basil, and turmeric to help reduce inflammation.
Have you tried any of these remedies before? They work for me!