Healthy Nutrition

Inflammation in your body? It may help to adjust your diet.

   With pain comes body inflammation.  If you have a condition that causes inflammation in your body, it may help to adjust your eating habits. While seeing a pain management doctor such as Dr. Rubin is helpful to control the pain in your body, it is also up to you to change your diet and prevent inflammation due to your pain. Dieting is not always easy for everyone but substituting some unhealthy foods for simple healthy foods can be surprisingly easy. Sugars, Trans-fats & processed foods all tend to cause your body internal inflammation. Inflammation is caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, Headaches, and Hypertension, Asthma, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis are all part of the cause of Inflammation.

Below is a list of some foods to keep in your kitchen to help reduce body inflammation!

 

  • Fruits – Pineapples, Blueberries, Cherries, Pomegranates are filled with Antioxidants, Vitamin C and Anthocyanins along with Caratenoids which help with body inflammation and help prevent heart disease.  

 

 

 

  • Vegetables – Dark Green Vegetables, Peppers, Onions, Carrots & Sweet Potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, antimicrobial properties and vitamins that are wonderful anti-inflammatory to use in the kitchen.

 

 

 

  • Whole Grains – Oatmeal, brown rice & whole-wheat bread tend to be high in fiber and fiber also may help with inflammation.

 

 

 

  • BeansSmall red beans, red kidney beans and pinto beans are the beans with the most antioxidants and help reduce inflammation in the body, diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with weight loss.

 

 

 

  • Nuts – Walnuts, Peanuts, Almonds & Pistachios are filled with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which lower cholesterol and help with the heart disease. Most nuts are also filled with vitamins which help keep body inflammation under control.  

 

 

  • FishSalmon, Tuna & Sardines are all filled with omega threes which are powerful anti-inflammatory and a great source of protein.

 

If you are dealing with body inflammation due to your pain and you feel like you need a change in your diet, Dr. Rubins on staff Nutritonist Laura Burak is here to help! Laura can see patients in person & is also available for computer consultation via our new Telemedicine platform. Patients can track their weight, steps and exercise and log food in real time using a FitBit and Smart phone. Laura can work with patients by the hour or on a multi visit plan.

Learn more at: www.lauraburaknutrition.com

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