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Inflammation is the process by which the immune system fights infection and helps heal injury. But if the body sends signals when it is not sick, it can lead to more inflammation and in turn increase the risk of exposure Heart diseaseObesity, inflammatory diseases, Arthritis, and Alzheimer’s, among others. But, what if we told you that your kitchen is a storehouse of many spices and herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and prevent chronic health conditions?

Sharing the same, was Lovenet Batra, a nutritionist, who took to Instagram to announce:Swelling It is a way for the body to fight and heal infections. Diet plays an important role in your health. What you eat, including a variety of herbs and spices, can help prevent inflammation by adding interesting flavors to your diet.

Agreeing with her, Dr. Smriti Jhunjhunwala, nutritionist and dietician at BHMS, explains, “A lump, commonly perceived as a ‘tumor’, is characterized by 4 symptoms: redness, tenderness (pain), heat and swelling. Even if it is done to wipe out foreign bodies, it can cause serious damage to our system. However, they are rich in foods and spices that are anti-inflammatory in nature Antioxidants (compounds that prevent cellular damage) and should be consumed regularly.

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Below are five antioxidant-rich herbs shared by Batra.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha contains withaferin A (WA), a compound that helps reduce inflammation in the body. By reducing the symptoms of inflammation, it improves immune cells, that is, WBCs (white blood cells) that fight infection.

Ashwagandha is an herb known to increase energy levels, improve concentration and relieve stress. (Photo: Freepik)

Dr. Jhunjhunwala shared his assets as follows:

Ashwagandha is an herb known to increase energy levels, improve concentration and relieve stress.

* Antioxidant-rich chemicals and compounds in it not only help one adapt to stressful situations but also calm the mind.
* Reduces inflammation and lowers blood pressure.
* Gives you mental boost, thereby improving performance and sleep.

Ginger: Ginger contains over 100 active compounds to name a few. These are responsible for its health-promoting properties, including helping to reduce inflammation in the body.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, neuroprotective properties. (Image: Pixabay)

Dr. Jhunjhunwala shared his assets as follows:

Ginger, the “improved root” found in every kitchen, is regularly underrated.

1. This spice is rich in phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, lipids, terpenes known to be biologically active.
2. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, neuroprotective and prevents any kind of cardiovascular damage.
3. It is also useful in throat and nose infections.

Tulsi: Tulsi has anti-bacterial, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it prevents inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose during the cold season.

Dr. Jhunjhunwala shared his assets as follows:

Dried basil is especially rich in vitamin K compared to fresh leaves. 9 Image Source: Pixabay)

Basil or Tulsi is known as a fragrant spice loaded with vitamins and minerals.

1. Dried basil leaves are nutrient-dense compared to fresh leaves, especially vitamin K.
2. They contain plant compounds such as eugenol, methyl chavicol, camphor, thymol, etc., which make them anti-inflammatory, thereby reducing the level of sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides by preventing and protecting against chronic damage to cells, aging.
3. Basil leaves or oils can also be of great benefit if used.

Kondo pepper: Black pepper and its main active compound piperine play a role in reducing inflammation in the body.

Pepper is rich in a compound called “piperine” which has antibacterial properties. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

Dr. Jhunjhunwala shared his assets as follows:

Black pepper is a sharp and strong flavored spice used in all cuisines – from Indian to Italian.

1. It is rich in the compound called “piperine”, which has antioxidant properties that slow down cell damage.
2. It is also known to reduce the symptoms of blood clots when taken regularly.
3. Prevents seasonal allergies, asthma triggers and arthritis inflammation.

Turmeric: Curcumin, the main antioxidant in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that curcumin can block the activity of NF-κB, a molecule that activates genes that promote inflammation.

Turmeric is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds derived from the root of Curcuma longa. (Image: Pixabay)

Dr. Jhunjhunwala shared his assets as follows:

Turmeric used in powder as well as raw, adds color, flavor and its own healing properties to the food.

1. The yellow color of this spice is due to the presence of a strong compound called “curcum”. This compound should be given all the credit for the properties of turmeric.
2. Curcumin helps improve immunity, protects your gut, calms body cells, relieves joint pain and reduces inflammation.

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Originally published by: 17-04-2023 at 20:50 IS



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