Home » Interesting Articles » The 5 best foods to eat if you want to reduce inflammation
Liver-Doctor-5-Best-Foods-To-Reduce-Inflammation

The 5 best foods to eat if you want to reduce inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s response to injury, infection, allergies, stress or chronic disease. A certain level of inflammation is necessary and helpful, in order for your body to overcome these conditions. Problems arise when the inflammation becomes excessive or continues for too long.

Chronic inflammation greatly contributes to fatigue, pain, low mood and an inability to lose weight. The symptoms of a great variety of health conditions are aggravated by excessive inflammation.  It is also thought that long term high levels of inflammation in your body speed up the aging process and increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. Inflammation basically causes wear and tear inside your body; it wears your body out more quickly.

The best way to reduce inflammation is to remove or reduce the cause of the problem – for example, treat the infection, or remove the allergens or stress that are creating inflammatory chemicals.

Another way to overcome excess inflammation is to eat foods with natural anti-inflammatory actions. Think of these foods as a wet blanket over a fire.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has enormous benefits to your immune system and digestive system. It is also quite a heat stable fat, meaning it tolerates high temperature cooking well and does not become oxidized and damaged like most vegetable oils.

Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid, which is very easy to digest and your liver uses it easily for energy. The good fats in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties, and help to promote a healthy balance of good microbes in your digestive tract. Coconut oil is also very satiating; including some in your diet regularly can help to greatly reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings.

Avocados

Avocados are also full of healthy fats. In this case the fats are primarily monounsaturated. Monounsaturated fats do not raise inflammation in the body like some omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats can. They are also beneficial for the health of your arteries, and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Putting some avocado in your salad for lunch can help you feel full for longer, therefore not feel the need to snack on candy in the afternoons.

Oily fish

Can you spot the common theme? Many of the best anti-inflammatory foods are high in fat. Most natural fats are highly anti-inflammatory, whereas processed vegetables oils high in omega 6 fats are often pro-inflammatory.

Oily fish is high in omega 3 fats, which promote the production of pain relieving prostaglandins (a type of hormone) in the body. This means fish oil can help to alleviate painful conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps and fibromylgia. By reducing inflammation in your artery walls, fish oil can help to reduce atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and blood clots. Most fish is also a rich source of the mineral selenium. Selenium is excellent for individuals with autoimmune disease because it can help reduce the production of auto-antibodies. Selenium is also necessary for glutathione production, and glutathione is the body’s own powerful antioxidant. The other benefit of selenium is it helps your body overcome viral infections. Chronic, low grade viral infections are a common cause of ongoing fatigue and elevated inflammation.

Examples of oily fish high in omega 3 fats and selenium include wild salmon, trout, mackerel, herrings, sardines, mullet and anchovies. If you do not consume these fish species regularly, you may wish to consider taking a fish oil supplement and a selenium supplement.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice with a bright yellow color. It has a very mild flavor and is responsible for the bright yellow tint of curry powder. You may also find fresh turmeric sold in fresh produce stores; it can be added to curries, stews or even vegetable juices. The active constituent of turmeric is called curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory actions and is a fantastic natural pain reliever. Curcumin also has benefits to the digestive system, and can help relieve bloating and indigestion.

Dark chocolate

Good quality dark chocolate is definitely a health food. By good quality I mean 85% cocoa or higher. Dark chocolate like this is usually free of dairy products, and some brands are even free of soy lecithin, which is best avoided because it may be genetically modified. Chocolate with a very high cocoa content is also generally very low in sugar. The intense flavor in this type of chocolate usually prevents most people from overindulging. It’s just so rich that you can’t possibly consume too much.

The antioxidant polyphenols in chocolate help to neutralize free radicals in your body and can actually help to boost levels of healthy HDL cholesterol in your body. Most people with syndrome X, or insulin resistance have abnormally low levels of beneficial cholesterol in their blood, and too much of the wrong type of cholesterol, which can cause arterial plaques.

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless food. There are many delicious ways to reduce inflammation in your body, and reap the health rewards.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

16 comments

  1. Hi I’m Susie I have hep c my right side hurts and burns can’t get no treatment also I hurt in my left side up in my ribs and on both of my sides in my back at the bottom ask help

    • Hi Susie,

      We recommend you download our free e-book on hepatitis, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/free-ebook-hepatitis-and-aids/
      Follow the dietary advice and have at least two cups of fresh vegetable juice daily.

      Dr Cabot recommends you begin taking

      Livatone Plus – 1 capsule twice daily, to improve liver function.

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC 600mg) – 2 capsules twice daily well away from food, if any upset occurs take at the beginning of your meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get your liver better faster. This supplement hastens liver healing. This supplement is the precursor nutrient of glutathione; the body’s strongest anti-oxidant.

      Selenomune Designer Energy 1 capsule twice daily for the first bottle and then 1 capsule daily.

      You may purchase these supplements at http://shop.liverdoctor.com/supplements.html
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  2. I Have Been Diagnosed With Liver Inflammation,what Do I Do.Am Pregnant.

    • Hi Shally,

      A nutritious diet can make a huge difference.
      Try to base your diet on good protein sources(chicken,lean meat,eggs,oily fish), good fats (avocado,coconut oil, olive oil,flax seed oil, full fat yoghurt, nuts and seeds) fresh vegetables and fruit, legumes, etc.
      Raw juices are excellent. There are some great recipes in Dr Cabot’s book ‘Raw Juices Can Save Your Life’.
      You may benefit from taking
      Glutamine 1/2 tsp three times daily as it is a conditionally essential amino acid that is required in greater amounts during times of stress, such as pregnancy. It can reduce inflammation, and is important for immunity and brain health.
      Selenium in a dose of 100mcg to 200mcg daily as it may help liver function and reduce inflammation.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) caps in a dose of 600mg three times daily will help to reduce inflammation in the liver and bile ducts.
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  3. I am being dignose hepatitis B and my ultrasound shows there is nothing wrong with my liver but sometimes my liver side I feel hotness please what’s happening

    • Hi Anuoluwa,

      We recommend you download our free e-book on hepatitis, here’s the link: https://www.liverdoctor.com/ebook/free-ebook-hepatitis-and-aids/
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function. This formula contains selenium which has an anti-viral effect.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twicew daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  4. Hi, I was diagnosed liver and spleen enlargement, all results to know the cause was negative including blood test and xray what will I do

    • Hi Lydia,

      We recommend you get an ultrasound scan of your liver.
      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar, processed food and takeout meals from your diet.
      There is some dietary information in this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  5. Hello all i just found today that i have an enlarged liver but do not have the major signs of anything serious; no yellow skin, very little pain, appetite is well. What should i do in the future to avoid anything serious; thanks in adavance

    • Hi Robert,

      Have you had a liver function test?
      An enlarged liver usually indicates fatty liver.
      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar, processed food and takeout meals from your diet.
      There is more dietary information in this article: https://www.liverdoctor.com/what-should-you-eat-if-you-have-fatty-liver/
      We recommend you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  6. Debabrata Paria

    Hi! My liver is enlarged. It’s parenchymal echogenecity is normal.No focal S.O.L seen.
    Intra hepatic Hillary redicles are not dilated.

    Please advise how solve this problem.
    I m suffering from long time.

    Regards
    Debabrata Paria

    • Hi Debabrata,

      This result sounds like you have fatty liver.
      There is an excellent diet plan to follow in Dr Cabot’s famous book: ‘The Liver Cleansing Diet’.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function.
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. NAC is the precursor to glutathione; the body’s most potent antioxidant. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster.
      These supplements can be purchased here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com/
      Let us know how you get on.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  7. I just found out I have a enlarged fatty liver What foods or vitamins are the best to reverse this I am diabetic and overweight

    • Hi Lena,

      We recommend you follow the diet in our book: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’ or ‘Diabetes Type 2: Reverse It Naturally’.

      Dr Cabot recommends:

      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function

      Glicemic Balance 1 cap two to three times daily to regulate blood sugar levels

      These can be purchased here: http://shop.liverdoctor.com

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  8. hi I have just been diagnosed with hepatitis B and I would like foods that will help in healing liver and cleansing it. am in Kenya Africa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

 

THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FDA AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT OR CURE ANY DISEASES.