Nutrition • 13 Apr 2020
Food As Medicine: Dark Green Vegetables
Food As Medicine: Foods For Reducing Inflammation
Excessive inflammation is associated with an increased risk of chronic disease. The foods we eat impact inflammation levels. Phytonutrients are colorful compounds found in food that help the body better manage inflammation. Certain foods are especially beneficial for keeping excessive, unnecessary inflammation at bay.
Dark Green vegetables like kale, collards, broccoli, and bok choy have phytochemicals that help to protect against cell damage and reduce inflammation. Try adding frozen spinach to a smoothie, roast broccoli or brussel sprouts, add chopped kale to soup, or sauté sliced bok chop into a stir fry.