Inflammation is the body’s first attempt at self-protection. In other words it is a first reaction generated by the body in response to an injury suffered. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body’s response to it.
Long-term inflammation are called Chronic inflammation. However, it can eventually cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, periodontitis, and hay fever.
The biggest factor that we have control over when it comes to inflammation, is our diet and their are several food which help us to fight with inflammation naturally such as, turmeric, tomato, balck pepper etc.
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice often used in Asian cooking. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including six different COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme). Curcumin shows a marked ability to inhibit cancer cell growth, boost antioxidant levels and the immune system, and kill cancer cells.
Black Pepper Benefits
Turmeric and black pepper fight cancer stem cells. A new study shows that a combination of turmeric and piperine compound found in black pepper can limit the growth of stem cells for breast cancer. It increases your body’s absorption of turmeric (bioavailability) by 2000%!
Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene, powerful antioxidants that have been shown to protect the eyes. Tomatoes are rich in natural fiber which maintains the health of the colon as it reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Daily consumption of tomatoes is working to increase the proportion of vitamin C in the blood, which inhibits the levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.
Here are the recipe that fight inflammation, cancer and more.
Turmeric Tomato Soup Recipe
What You Need:
-¾ cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves
-1 can diced tomatoes
-½ cup low-sodium vegetable stock
-1 small onion
-2 garlic cloves
-2 tsp turmeric powder
-1 tsp coconut oil
-½ tsp sea salt
-1 tsp dried basil
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-Freshly ground black pepper to taste
-Fry onion and garlic in coconut oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
-Add turmeric and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the tomatoes softens and leave their juices.
-Add canned tomatoes, stock, ACV, and basil. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, then cover and let simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
-Transfer into the blender and pulse to obtain a creamy liquid.
-Season with salt and pepperand serve.