If you want to practice an anti-inflammatory diet, you can’t overlook a family of vegetables that offer a powerhouse dose of inflammation-fighting elements: the cruciferous vegetables.
This vegetable family—which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, arugula, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and more—has been shown in studies to have a positive effects on the biological factors that signal inflammation in the body.
Anti-inflammatory foods can help suppress the inflammation that accompanies several types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. There are a range of anti-inflammatory food options to suit your preferences, such as fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, certain oils, spices, and tea.
Try these 3 delicious cauliflower recipes
To help you add cruciferous vegetables to your diet in a tasty way, Arthritis-health is pleased to offer some new recipes with delicious ways to add roasted cauliflower to your diet.
- The first is a recipe for roasted cauliflower that focuses on basic seasonings: salt and pepper.
- Next comes a recipe that jazzes up the cauliflower by adding Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar.
- Finally, we offer an anti-inflammatory tour de force of cauliflower seasoned with other inflammation fighters, turmeric and ginger or cumin.
Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet is a simple but useful way to enhance your overall treatment plan for managing arthritis.