Fight Inflammation with Delicious Meals
Inflammation can show itself in many different forms: general discomfort, arthritis and even poor wound healing. While we certainly acknowledge that severe forms of inflammatory diseases should best be managed with the help of your doctor, there are some lifestyle changes you may want to consider to fight general inflammation.
Our first piece of advice — eat foods high in antioxidants. Taming inflammation is top of the list when it comes to the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods. Luckily some of the foods with the highest amounts of antioxidants are just plain healthy (and delicious.)
Check out these top antioxidant-rich foods and a few tips on how to add them to your day:
Olive Oil – It’s great for cooking but can also be incorporated into dressings like the one for this Bell Pepper Salad with Sweet Balsamic or dips like these Roasted Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip.
Fruit – Fruit, especially blueberries and pineapple are high in fiber and antioxidants. Breakfast, desserts and snacks will be even sweeter with this Blueberry Lemon Smoothie but dinner time can also spotlight this Pineapple Black Bean Salsa.
Nuts – Walnuts, almonds, cashews and more are killing it in the nut butter department but snacks like these On-The-Go Almond, Cheddar and Apple snacks and appetizers like these Apple Cheddar Walnut Toasts are oh-so delicious as well!
Salmon – Double up on protein and antioxidants with this delectable fish. Go for a dish the whole family will love like these Simple Salmon Cakes with Greek Yogurt or throw a dinner party and wow your guests with this Oven Roasted Salmon with Cabot Cheddar Polenta.
Need more recipe ideas?
Make a Super Green Avocado Smoothie Bowl to start your day off right.
Try this colorful little number: Salad with Oranges, Beets and Cheddar.
Go green and dive into this Kale Caesar Salad with Alpine Cheddar.