Not all inflammation is bad. Surprised? A healthy inflammatory response is necessary to speed recovery. Acute inflammation is a short term biological response, directing immune cells and blood vessels to damaged tissues which help accelerate repair. Providing our body with anti-inflammatory nutrients can help ensure an acute response doesn’t become chronic, aka. long term inflammation that is unabated and doesn’t subside.
Being proactive to consume a variety of anti-inflammatory nutrients can help ensure our bodies bounce back post-workout, and keep us feeling mobile and limber throughout a month of physical activity.
The following foods help combat chronic inflammation thanks to their high antioxidant levels, and a variety of anti-inflammatory compounds.
If including these foods on a daily basis seems intimidating, aim to include a variety on a weekly basis.
This week’s featured recipe, includes two highly anti-inflammatory foods, ginger and turmeric. Easy to blend up post-workout, or make and take with you to work for a mid morning snack.