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 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.