Reduce Inflammation with 5 Foods! Natural Anti-Inflammatories- Thomas DeLauer

Reduce Inflammation with 5 Foods!  Natural Anti-Inflammatories- Thomas DeLauer

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Reduce Inflammation with 5 Foods! Natural Anti-Inflammatories- Thomas DeLauer

Beets contain betanin and vulgaxanthin, two phytonutrients that reduce inflammation by inhibiting COX enzymes that are known to trigger inflammation. If you’ve ever taken aspirin, aspirin is an anti-inflammatory because it inhibits this same COX enzyme. Beets are also a fairly unique source of a nutrient called betaine, which helps to protect the cells from environmental stress and is known to have significant anti-inflammatory effects. According to researchers, betaine consumption is linked to reduced inflammation and protection against other diseases. In general, beets fight to repair the cell damage caused by inflammation and contain high-levels of magnesium, and a magnesium deficiency is strongly linked with inflammatory conditions.

Pineapples are loaded with nutrients that offer a wide range of health benefits, but they also contain an enzyme known as bromelain. Bromelain has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the body and is the reason why pineapple has been touted as one of the best natural anti-inflammatory foods out there. Research has found that due to bromelain’s anti-inflammatory nature, it is effective in treating conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and joint pain. It is also able to break down fibrin, a protein that causes blood clots.

As mentioned previously, cytokine production promotes inflammation and garlic, favorably, contains four sulfuric compounds that exhibit anti-inflammatory action. A 2012 study found that these four compounds are able to inhibit the production of prostaglandins, cytokines and interleukin – all of which promote inflammation. Garlic also possesses amazing antioxidant properties in the form of allyl cysteine and allyldisulphide. These antioxidants inhibit lipid peroxidation (the oxidation or “turning bad” of fats) and free radicals, which prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals in joints (7)

Ginger contains a particularly potent anti-inflammatory compound called gingerols. Gingerols are the reason why so many sufferers of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reduced pain levels when they consume ginger regularly. One compared the effects of ginger extract to a placebo in 247 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent over the placebo! Ginger also contains a compound, known as 6-Shogaol, that inhibits the release of swelling-causing chemicals known to cause damage to neurons. (8,9,10)

Traditionally used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis turmeric/curcumin blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, including cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which reduces inflammation. A 2010 clinical trial found that a turmeric supplement with 75 percent curcumin provided long-term improvement in pain and function in 100 patients with knee Osteoarthritis! In a small 2012 pilot study, curcumin was shown to reduce joint pain and swelling in patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis better than diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

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David Speller says:

Are beets and pineapple OK on a Keto diet?

Susan Stambaugh says:

Beets and pineapple are not keto.

Cynthia Bricker says:

Love your videos and the way you always back it up with science. Thank you!

tanbutt7 says:

How do I stop my skin from being crepey?

Ania Wo says:

Is eating crystallised ginger going to give the same benefits as the one used as spice?

Thankful to Live! says:

If I'm allergic to aspirin, should I be worried about eating beets?

Ivan Brlošić says:

What are Your opinion about raw cannabis?

air fire says:

I have been on turmeric for over three years in any forms, majorly are fresh ones but nothing different has happened, even ate with black pepper freshly grinded.

marie cowell says:

Love the info on inflammation.

AJ Steele says:

Only problem with beets is that they get you changed aged up.

Cleonne De Zilva says:

Thanks for the information. I will start on them today

김영준 says:

very informative thanks!

Shukria Muhamad says:

Thank u so much

animalfrnd says:

Thanks for the information
About antiinflammatory food I agree out of 5 4 of them . 👍
There is no need to eat salmon or any animals to stay healthy
Just go vegan do moderate exercise all sickness will disappear .

mr12gage says:

Thoughts on canned beets etc vs fresh, you mentioned pinnacle from the can, if it’s not sitting in sugar don’t understand how to see the difference in the store…. canned and frozen have just become more sustainable for my life style. Thanks, you’re the man!

Daniel Rodriguez del Villar Trimarchi says:

Awesome video! I would very much like to watch more videos about inflammation and auto inmune diseases

Todd Sloan says:

What is my lower back pain from when the chiropractitioner sends me home still broken?

Kamryn Robertson says:

Another inflammation video would be cool!!

Debra Sheldon says:

I eat the foods Thomas suggested. It helps a little and I like the fact of eating better foods. Then I tried CBD oil for my joint inflammation. What a difference!

Turn Me Up P says:

How do you use termic

Sharon Lee says:

This helped so much!! Thanks!

farra ashford says:

How to get toxins out of one's body so I can lose fat

Binojkumar Kumar says:

interesting points ,if anyone else needs to find out about natural arthritis treatment try Magonsi Home Joints Expert (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my brother in law got excellent results with it.

Lesley Mitchell says:

If you've never tried, freshly bought beetroot in it's natural state (raw) and then peel it and grate it. Then eat with salads etc. It's absolutely delicious, and as Thomas mentions, it's one of the anti-inflamatory foods he mentions! 🙂

Iliana Cervantes says:

Allergies, rash mostly r itchy. Also allergic to sea foods for the past 4years.

dignara p says:

What does “thin the blood” mean? Is it like the aspirin effect?

Chuck Freeburg says:

What about macadamia nuts? I thought those were amazing from omega 7s?

Changling says:

Do Anabolic Steroids cause inflammation?

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