Standard western diets are a major culprit in chronic inflammation because they contain a high proportion of inflammatory foods, including processed food, sugar, and trans-fats. No need to worry though because little hidden treasures that you may already have in your cupboard and kitchen can help to lower inflammation, promote healthy digestion and beautiful skin.
Here are some of my favorite simple and inexpensive medicinal foods that you can use.
Dark leafy greens
Dark greens and cruciferous green veggies, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens have higher concentrations of antioxidants like vitamin A and C, vitamin K, which can protect your brain against oxidative stress caused by free radical damage, as well as vitamin E that helps to preserve the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines.
They’re also much richer in vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, and other disease-fighting phytochemicals than vegetables with lighter colore...