Fortifying your diet with anti-inflammatory foods supports digestion for optimal health and may reduce the risk of illness. Foods that reduce inflammation, and with it, chronic disease, include fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, apples, and leafy greens that are high in natural antioxidants and polyphenols—protective compounds found in plants. "Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects," says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Studies have also associated nuts with reduced markers of inflammation and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In addition to lowering inflammation, a more natural, less processed diet can have noticeable effects on your physical and emotional health. An anti-inflammatory diet is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils. Figs are one of our favorite anti-inflammatory foods that also aid in digestion.
At Bradbury Clinic we provide chiropractic care and acupuncture, as well as herbal medicines used in Chinese Medicine to build digestive strength when there is weakness, stress, or fatigue. We welcome you to our clinic Saturdays 10:30 - 6:00, Mondays and
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