Healthy Living ~ Ditch the Inflammation

Eat This

In addition to cutting down on inflammatory foods, you can reduce inflammation by eating whole, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich foods.
Eat plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods:
Brightly colored vegetables like dark green, red, orange and yellow
Fruits, especially berries, tart cherries and grapes
Avocados, olives, olive oil and avocado oil
Whole grains and high-fiber carbohydrates
Omega-3 fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel
Nuts and seeds
Beans and legumes
Dark chocolate (85 percent cacao is best)
Green and white tea (black also has some antioxidants)
Red wine (in moderation)
Spices like ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper and cinnamon
In addition to a healthy diet, be active, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water and find ways to lower your stress levels. The good news is that the things you can do to reduce inflammation also improve your overall health, so it’s a win-win! Source

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Healthy Living ~ 3rd of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Walnuts

Walnuts have many characteristics that make them an excellent food for healthy skin. They are a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself. They’re richer than most other nuts in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Walnuts contain other nutrients that your skin needs to function properly and stay healthy. One ounce (28 grams) of walnuts contains 6% of the RDI for zinc, which is essential for your skin to function properly as a barrier, as well as necessary for wound healing and combatting both bacteria and inflammation.Walnuts also provide small amounts of the antioxidants vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium, in addition to 4–5 grams of protein per ounce (28 grams).

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Healthy Living – 1st of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

#1. Fatty Fish

Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel and herring, are excellent foods for healthy skin. They are rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which are important for maintaining skin health. Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to keep skin thick, supple and moisturized.

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