With the season of allergy-induced colds upon us, it’s time to talk about inflammation. An allergic reaction to pollen, pet dander, and more kicks the body’s inflammatory response into gear. That’s what causes the itchy eyes and swollen glands that are so common in springtime colds.
Of course, there are a number of medications you can use to combat inflammation. However, to keep in line with our healthy living cause, we’ve compiled a list of foods that can actually help fight inflammation just as well as many medications.
Foods that Help Fight Inflammation
- Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) contains a substance called olecanthol that directly interferes with two enzymes that cause inflammation. It’s also a great addition to any healthy diet.
- Red wine contains resveratrol which has been proven to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It’s also known to contain a number of heart-healthy antioxidants that make it a great addition of a healthy lifestyle. Just remember to drink in moderation (about one glass per day) or else you risk canceling out the benefits of the beverage.
- Tea (especially white, oolong, and green teas) are packed full of antioxidants that help to fight inflammation as well as plaque in arteries.
For more information about the foods that can help fight inflammation, visit an urgent care in Las Vegas. Just call 702.852.2000 to schedule an appointment.