When you have a headache or joint pain, the easy fix is to reach for an over-the counter anti-inflammatory. However, recent studies show an alarming trend.
It turns out that even one dose of the most popular OTC and prescription anti-inflammatories is enough to significantly increase your risk of heart attack. When taken regularly or in large doses, those same drugs can also cause serious gastrointestinal damage.
Fortunately, there's a healthier, all-natural way to ease inflammation, and it's on your kitchen table. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other nutrients are natural anti-inflammatories. By eating them regularly, you can lower your risk for inflammation and its harmful effects.
That's important because chronic inflammation is a factor in almost every major disease, from type 2 diabetes and heart disease to Hashimoto's and fibromyalgia. Inflammation can also speed up aging, make it hard to lose weight, and cause issues with digestion.
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The great news is that the foods on the handy list below are not only natural anti-inflammatories, they taste fantastic. It's an easy choice to add more to your diet.
Here are my top 10 foods to fight inflammation naturally: