The Proper Diet When Taking Anti-Inflammatory Medications?
Currently on Anti-Inflammatories … well make sure your diet isn’t messing with the results!
Have you ever had an injury where you have to take anti-inflammatory medications? Or maybe you are clumsy and continuously hurt yourself by stubbing a toe on the bed post or running into a door at night. Either way, instead of just taking anti-inflammatory medication, there are foods you can eat that act as anti-inflammatory agents. Well, maybe not directly, but definitely by contrasting the enemy – foods that induce inflammation. There are foods that can actually slow down the progression of your healing when related to such. Two of them are high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods.
If you are recovering from an injury with inflammation, just stay away from both of those. They will slow your healing and deliberately un-hurry your anti-inflammatory meds. Instead, take the opposite approach and eat foods high in protein and nutrient-rich produce, along with some healthy fats. A meal including a Pineapple Salmon Dish, with a side of Spinach would be a good start. You can also throw snacks in between meals with a quarter of an Avocado or a Chia Seed Smoothie. Lastly, don’t forget about your vitamins, which always help give the body a boost, especially when you are feeling down.
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Kim Shapira MS, RD