Inflammation is a hot topic in nutrition and medicine because it seems connected to almost every known chronic disease, including autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease and more)
Figuring out how to find and treat the underlying causes of inflammation in chronic disease is truly the solution. When we choose foods that are nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, immune-system regulating and supportive of digestion, all at the same time, we are truly embracing food as medicine to decrease inflammation.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
A high quality EVOO contains extremely high levels of polyphenols—18 different ones, to be exact—which offer extraordinary antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
High levels of the antioxidant vitamin E in olive oil also protect cells from damaging free radicals.
To ensure you’re purchasing the highest quality oil, look for dark-glass bottles that indicate the olives’ harvest date on th...Read More