Super Fruits are Key to Anti-Inflammatory Eating
Stress, environmental toxins, highly processed foods and low physical activity all lead to inflammation which is at the root of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Americans are used to living with disease, but we don’t have to. Anti-Inflammatory and healthy eating can be easy. Anti-Inflammatory and healthy eating can be tasty, Anti-Inflammatory and healthy eating can be inexpensive!
The past few years we’ve heard a lot about acai berry and pomegranates. What do acai berry and pomegranate have in common?
Some studies have shown that dark colored fruits anti-inflammatory benefits have protective effects in many other organ systems of the body besides your heart, and eating dark red, purple, and blue fruits may help prevent memory loss over time.
Don’t stop at acai berry and pomegranates.
It is not just these two super fruits that have health benefits. Other dark fruits have the same anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, heart-protecting benefits, health promoting effects. Other super fruits include black cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, Loganberry, red-purple-black grapes, passionfruit, boisenberry, black currants, some varieties of plums and almost any other dark purple, red, or blue fruit you can think of.
Anti-inflammatory super fruits as part of your every day
Eating more of these anti-inflammatory dark berries and other fruits is easy. With a little thought, they can be added to any meal or snack. Whether fresh and in season or frozen, canned (in juice) or juices, adding these super fruits will pay off right away for the entire family.
What are ways that you eat these dark red, blue, and purple anti-inflammatory fruits?
Thank you to Natalie Duncan, MS, dietetic intern at Southern Regional Medical Center for contributing to this article.