HEALING INFLAMMATION with FOODS, 32 NUTRIENT-DENSE, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY RECIPES in VITACLAY

July 08, 2020

HEALING INFLAMMATION with FOODS, 32 NUTRIENT-DENSE, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY RECIPES in VITACLAY

Inflammation has a positive and negative effect on our bodies. On the one hand, inflammation in the body is a natural process to heal itself from infections, injuries, and toxins. This is the immune system’s defense mechanism against the body’s attackers. On the other hand, chronic inflammation, a state where your body is in a continual process of defending itself, is dangerous--affecting your tissues and organs adversely. 

How do you know if you have inflammation?

Most of the noticeable symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, or swelling. Whereas, chronic inflammation symptoms are usually subtler making them easy to overlook such as fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain, and chest pain ranging from mild to severe and can last for several months or years leading to various health problems. Inflammation can be linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), arthritis and other joint diseases, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What causes inflammation?

Injuries and infections are the most common causes of inflammation. Others include autoimmune disorders and long-term exposure to irritants. When there is inflammation, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is an infection but infections cause inflammation--triggering an immune reaction.

How to heal from inflammation?

  1. Eat plenty of anti-inflammatory foods
  2. Eliminate inflammatory foods
  3. Control your blood sugar level
  4. Get enough exercise
  5. Lose/maintain a good weight
  6. Manage stress

Healing inflammation doesn’t always have to lie in the medicine cabinet. Keeping a balanced diet is another key to defeating inflammation in a healthier, more natural approach. Focus on the whole and nutrient-dense foods that are high in antioxidants that reduce high levels of free radicals that attack and damage the body. Also include balanced portions of protein, carbs, and fat on your meal and make sure to get enough vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water--of course, you have to stay healthy to reduce the risk of infections that leads to inflammation. For people with metabolic problems or obese, keeping a low-carb diet is essential. If possible, stick to meals that are more on vegetables and fruits. One more thing, reduce or gradually eliminate processed foods on your list.

Other foods to avoid:

  • Sugary beverages
  • Refined carbs
  • Desserts
  • Processed meat
  • Processed snack foods
  • Certain oils
  • Trans fats
  • Alcohol

What to eat (Anti-inflammatory foods):

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • High-fat fruits
  • Healthy fats
  • Fatty fish
  • Nuts
  • Peppers
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Spices
  • Tea
  • Red wine

VitaClay has been, for years, dedicated to bringing you good foods with the best results in the best cookers we have. Apart from the delectable recipes we feature, we are devoted to sharing good health with our featured dishes. Here are some of the Anti-inflammatory recipes we compiled for you!

HYDRATING, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY GREEN MUSTARD SOUP


TASTY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-VIRAL, ANTI-STRESS PLUS IMMUNITY BOOSTING TURKEY BONE BROTH


IMMUNE-BOOSTING, ANTI-ALLERGY AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY REISHI MUSHROOM TEA


ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MUNG BEAN BARLEY SOUP/PORRIDGE


ANTI INFLAMMATORY, IMMUNE BOOSTING SOUP


GLUTEN FREE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES


SATISFYING, ANTIVIRAL, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PALEO/KETOGENIC CHICKEN SAUSAGE SPAGHETTI SQUASH


ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LEAFY GREENS-KALE AND CHARD


ANTIAGING ANTI INFLAMMATORY, DETOX, LONGEVITY FOOD: ROASTED TURNIP WITH ONION AND PEANUTS


POWERHOUSE ANTIOXIDANT AND NUTRIENT DENSE COCONUT CURRY SOUP


IMMUNITY BOOSTING MUSHROOM SOUP


YUMMY NUTRITIOUS 30 MINUTES CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP WITH SQUASH, MUSHROOMS AND VEGGIES IN BONE BROTH OR MUSHROOM BROTH


MEDITERRANEAN ROASTED POTATOES IN CLAY


ROASTED BASIL CAULIFLOWER WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS COOKED FOR 15-20 MINUTES IN VITACLAY


BUTTERNUT SQUASH QUINOA AND KALE SALAD IN VITACLAY!


YUMMY PICKLED CABBAGE MIX - WEEKEND’S VEGETABLE FEAST


HEARTY LENTIL VEGETABLE SOUP


SIMPLY DELICIOUS MEDITERRANEAN ROASTED POTATOES WITH CHICKEN


ANTI-VIRAL IMMUNE-BOOSTING GREEK CHICKPEA SOUP


NUTRIENT-DENSE VEGETARIAN MEAL- “FRIED RICE” WITH QUINOA MILLET


ARTICHOKE CHICKEN LEGS WITH ABUNDANT VEGGIES


STEAMED SALMON, QUINOA AND VEGGIE


EASY SIMPLE QUICK COCONUT CURRY VEGGIE STEW


BUTTERNUT SQUASH OATMEAL


SIMPLY DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS FRESH PEAS AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS


HOMEMADE ALLERGY RELIEVING SALSA


CLAY POT SWEET POTATO-PECAN CASSEROLE


AMAZING SWEET, SAVORY AND BUTTERY ACORN SQUASH


COOKED CAULIFLOWER IN BONE BROTH


1-HOUR NUTRIENT-DENSE MILLETS OATS AND LENTIL SOUP/PORRIDGE


WARM GINGER TEA TO ENERGIZE YOUR "CHI"


PALEO CABBAGE ONION SOUP WITH SHRIMP


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