Reducing Inflammation - Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Supplements

June 19, 2022

inflammation in the body

Inflammation is a very hot topic these days and it’s considered to be the underlying common denominator for a huge number of chronic diseases. It’s important to understand inflammation, both for the beneficial role it plays and the ways in which chronic inflammation can harm you. Even more important is to know what you can do to incorporate the best anti-inflammatory foods and supplements into your diet so that you can mitigate the effects of chronic inflammation.

How Inflammation Both Heals And Harms

Inflammation has a very specific role in the body, as it’s your natural defense mechanism against viruses and bacteria and is an essential part of the healing process when tissues are damaged.  Inflammation that addresses a sudden or occasional problem is called acute inflammation and it helps your body to manage and remove these irritants and heal.  Chronic inflammation is either due to prolonged exposure to an irritant, an autoimmune disorder which attacks otherwise healthy tissues, or a prolonged overactive immune response.  Chronic inflammation can last for months or years and can cause extensive damage in the body.  Many of the most common ailments are inflammation-related diseases, including allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoarthritis arthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cancer. Chronic inflammation also increases the risk of stroke and heart disease (inflammation of the arteries).

How To Put Out The Inflammatory Fire

Since chronic inflammation is so prevalent and damaging, it’s important to regularly incorporate anti-inflammatory foods and supplements into your diet.   The good news is that there is a long list of very delicious foods, spices and natural supplements that can be quite helpful to mitigate the effects of chronic inflammation.  When planning meals, work to include critical foods into the things you regularly eat so as to create a sustainable dietary regime.  The foods shown in bold below have tremendously important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, while also providing beneficial A, C, and K Vitamins, along with key minerals.  

  • Serve leafy greens, celery, and beets in salads
  • Use olive oil-based dressings with ginger and turmeric for flavor
  • Turmeric also stands on its own as a powerful anti-inflammatory and can be purchased as a powder to go in rice, greens, soups and smoothies.
  • Top salads and foods with walnuts and almonds.
  • Serve fatty fish such as salmon with a sauce made from garlic, onions, basil, chives and hot peppers.
  • Make morning fruit smoothies with blueberry and acai fruit, blackberries and pomegranates and throw in a few tablespoons of flax seeds.
  • Ensure that broccoli and bok choy become favorite side dishes and drizzle some olive oil infused with chives or chili peppers over top.

A safe and natural supplement that creates a very noticeable reduction in inflammation is supplemental collagen.  DeepMarine Collagen is a highly purified, hydrolyzed fish collagen peptide that has potent anti-inflammatory properties.  DM collagen works to calm the body’s inflammatory process at the molecular level.

When a molecule called an inflammatory cytokine is released by immune cells, the result is an increase in tissue inflammation.  Chronic stimulation and release of these inflammatory cytokines results in chronic inflammation.

DeepMarine is rich in the amino acid glycine that works to calm overactive immune responses and can dramatically reduce the expression of inflammatory cytokines.  The reduction in inflammation can be dramatic and very noticeable for people who suffer from OA and RA-related joint pain and inflammation, eczema and other inflammatory diseases.  It’s also very helpful for those with inflammatory gut problems and for many with autoimmune related inflammation problems.

DeepMarine is a 100% natural product made from the skin and scales of fish, made from start to finish in Canada. Because it’s made entirely from fish, Deep Marine Collagen is very safe to use over extended periods and has no side effects like many commonly prescribed medications.

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