Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Endometriosis.

The most common symptom Endometriosis patients suffer from is PAIN!  This pain is often caused by inflammation.  Through my own journey with endometriosis,  I learned how certain foods can help reduce chronic inflammation.  I thought I would share with you the top anti-inflammatory foods for endometriosis. I have added these to my routine.

The first step when starting something new is to develop a plan. Each week plan out what new food you will incorporate.  Remember, small,  gradual changes are sustainable and easier for the body to adapt to.

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  1. Green Leafy vegetables:
    Broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, kale, and Swiss chard. These are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that may help reduce inflammation.
  2. Bok Choy a Chinese cabbage, is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
  3. Celery contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. Beets that are deep in color are full of antioxidants.  They are known to help repair cell damage caused by inflammation. Beets are a great source of magnesium as well.
  5. Blueberries are a powerhouse.   They contain 17 different phytochemicals, including quercetin. Quercetin has anti-inflammation, anti-viral, and immune benefits.
  6. Pineapple contains quercetin and bromelain. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that has anti-inflammatory benefits, stimulates digestion, and improves heart health.
  7.  Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are a potent anti-inflammatory substance.
  8. Bone Broth contains vitamins and minerals that your body can easily absorb.
  9. Walnuts are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
  10. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is its active anti-inflammatory component.  A great way to add turmeric is through seasoning your foods or trying a Golden Milk Latte.  Check out a great recipe from Minimalist Baker.

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

Read more about my personal journey with becoming an Endometriosis Coach.