Nutrition • 13 Apr 2020

Food As Medicine: Dark Green Vegetables

By uci_admin

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.

 

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