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Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Seniors

Seniors can be prone to chronic inflammation-related diseases. To help combat this, it is important to try to maintain a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods. The benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet are endless and can include decreased muscle or joint pain, fewer headaches, and a boosted immune system. We’ve compiled a list of four essential foods that are recognized as being helpful when looking to minimize inflammation levels in the body.

Blueberries

The health benefits of blueberries cannot be overstated. These little blue wonders have the following: beta-carotene and lutein (carotenoids), anthocyanin (a flavonoid), ellagic acid (a polyphenol), vitamin C, folate,calcium, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and they are rich in antioxidants.

Almonds

Sprinkle them on your oatmeal or grab a handful for a quick snack and you will be getting anti-inflammatory benefits when you eat almonds. These tree nuts have omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, oleic acid and other crucial ingredients for fighting inflammation.

Avocados

Whether you’re enjoying a slice of avocado toast or guacamole, you will be enjoying a food that reduces inflammation. Avocados are also an excellent source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6.

Salmon

This delicious pink fish is full of Omega-3 fatty acids which have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy it in your salad, on a piece of whole-grain bread or grilled with a side of avocado sauce!

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can reduce joint pain, support brain health, and provide many other benefits. Plus, it's delicious! Our caregivers can assist you or your loved ones in preparing an anti-inflammatory diet. Give us a call today to learn more.

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