Foods For Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases are difficult to  treat and hard to prevent. But scientists agree on one thing: The food we eat drastically changes the outcome of the disease. By choosing the right foods you can dramatically reduce flare ups and improve your condition. Food should always be the first line of defense against autoimmune disease. Foods high in antioxidants are the key to eating healthy. The following foods are extremely high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

 

Blueberries

Blueberries have a great reputation in the health food community due to their phytonutrient punch. Phytonutrients function as an anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. These qualities along with the fiber content and low glycemic index make blueberries good for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Read More…

Cranberries

One of the best foods for autoimmune disease is cranberries. Cranberries are closely related to blueberries. They have always been used to treat Urinary Tract Infections but it’s only recently that researchers know why they help. Cranberries are heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, and can help treat and prevent many kinds of autoimmune diseases. The secret is the combination of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Read More…

Strawberries

Strawberries have a long list of antioxidants that work together to neutralize free radicals. These same phytonutrients are also known to be anti-inflammatory. Many autoimmune related diseases are caused by inflammation and free radical damage. Eating powerful anti-inflammatory foods can repair damaged cells and heal itself. Read More…


 

Spinach

Scientists have identified at least a dozen different flavonoid compounds that act as an anti-inflammatory. Certain carotenoids in spinach have shown to decrease inflammation in the digestive tract after consumption. These phytonutrients are also potent antioxidants. Some additional antioxidants contained in spinach are: Vitamin C, E, A, Manganese, Selenium, and Zinc. All of these compounds battle free radicals and keep your cells healthy. Read More…

Kale

Kale is the very definition of health food. It is low-calorie, high fiber and contains a concentrated amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can lower your chance for chronic disease if eaten regularly. Kale has over 45 different flavonoids that scientists have discovered recently. Kale has the highest amount of vitamin K than any other vegetable tested. Vitamin K helps the body regulate the inflammatory process. No other food gives you a higher dose of anti-inflammatory nutrients. Read More…

Raspberries

Raspberries are nutrient dense. They contain a spectrum of phytonutrients that work together to reduce inflammation and also neutralize free radicals. Just one cup of raspberries have significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power in only 64 calories. In similar tests they found out that consuming fully ripe raspberries carry more antioxidants than younger fruit. So by choosing fully ripe organic berries, you can increase the nutritional profile greatly. Read More…


 

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