We already know what the signs of the inflamed body are and we also know that following an anti-inflammatory diet, full of natural anti-inflammatories rich in nutrients, vitamins, enzymes that benefit the human body and antioxidants with a wide therapeutic potential, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, serves as a protection against diseases and really does not hurt anyone. For this reason, today we are going to take the next step talking about our top 5 natural anti-inflammatories so that you don’t miss any.
Our 5 favourite natural anti-inflammatories are:
Called the queen of natural anti-inflammatory drugs, it contains beneficial active substances such as curcumin, among many other beneficial ingredients for health. In fact, this spice has more than 15,000 scientific studies (with more than 150 clinical tests) that support its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, antimutagenic, radiprotective effects, among others. Add a touch of yellow color to your dishes and gain health and flavor thanks to this spice that combines very well with all creams, stews, purees and stews.
2. Black pepper
Piperine, the major active component of black pepper, belongs to the group of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory drugs and is known for its immunomodulatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anticancer, anti-asthmatic effects. It is also capable of improving the bioavailability of curcumin, which is why it’s highly recommended to use these two natural anti-inflammatories at the same time.
Gingerol, a compound of this plant, is one of our favorite active compounds due to its powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving effects. In fact, its active compounds have been shown to prevent the formation of proinflammatory molecules. Perfect for seasoning different dishes, desserts and even coffees and teas, it will help you in your anti-inflammatory diet.
Cinnamaldehyde, its active compound, can slow the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cinnamon can serve as a natural sweetener and flavoring and at the same time it can help us keep our blood sugar levels more stable. It can be added to porridges, desserts, stews, drinks, smoothies, etc.
Contains sulfuric compounds with great anti-inflammatory power. But, in addition to being a natural anti-inflammatory, it shows antimicrobial effects, helps improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system, normalizes blood pressure, and has anti-cancer functions. It can be used both raw, roasted or stewed.
These are our 5 favourite natural anti-inflammatories, with very extraordinary beneficial properties. To get even more out of them, learn to combine them on the same dish and see their benefits multiplied. Where to start? Take a look at our Anti-inflammation blend and our recipe section.