Inflammation affects every aspect of your health, most health disorders are caused by inflammation, from arthritis, obesity, diabetes, stroke, migraines, toothache to heart disease, or even cancer. If you had or have such disorders, then you should consider how to eliminate inflammation – treat the ailments by getting rid of the root cause.
One of the most effective ways to fight inflammation is include anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. The naturalantiinflammatory.org made a collection for the foods that can prevent or treat inflammation: List of 63 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Choose from for Natural Healing.
Here is a simple soup you can make with black pepper, turmeric and tomato within just 15 minutes to get a great anti-inflammatory effect.
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- Black pepper and salt to taste
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, fry onion and garlic on a medium heat for 1 minute then add the tomatoes and turmeric.
When the tomatoes are soft, add basil, apple cider vinegar and canned tomatoes. Boil the mixture and then cover it for 5 minutes on a low heat.
Blend the mixture with a blender until creamy, add black pepper and salt to taste.
Your healthy anti-inflammatory soup is ready.
Benefits From This Soup
Turmeric contains curcumin, an active ingredient with great anti-inflammatory properties and used widely in dealing with various health problems. It treats cold and relieves the symptoms of the common cold such as cough, sore throat. It relieves the pain caused by arthritis. It’s also helpful for treating asthma and even cancer.
Keep in mind of that use of turmeric for inflammation at a safe dosage limit, as excessive use of it may result in other side effects, such as stomach problems, diarrhea, lowered blood pressure and blood sugar levels. And it also interacts with the activity of some drugs. To know how much turmeric you can take in a day, check here.
Black pepper increases bio-availability of turmeric and also provides several other health benefits.
Tomato, this juicy red food contains a good amount of lycopene, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. For reducing inflammation, cooked tomatoes work better than raw ones as they increase the bio-availability of lycopene. According to a study, drink tomato juice was also useful.