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Natural anti-inflammatories: superfoods that provide relief

Today let’s dive into the world of natural anti-inflammatories.

We'll discover how these natural remedies can not only regulate inflammation, but also offer additional benefits to your well-being.

Because by changing the contents of your plate a little, you can soothe your ailments and improve your general condition. Nature is full of treasures for your well-being and you deserve to live a life in great shape, filled with energy and vitality.

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Understanding inflammation

Inflammation is a bit like the body's fire alarm. It is triggered to signal a problem. As with any alarm, it is essential to understand why it turns on and how it works.

Inflammation is a natural reaction of our immune system to an attack. It is the means by which the body attempts to heal and protect itself. The main causes of inflammation include:

  1. infections;

  2. the wounds ;

  3. the allergies ;

  4. the stress ;

  5. and even an unbalanced diet.

There are two types of inflammation: acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is the body's immediate response to injury or infection. This is what causes swelling, redness, heat and sometimes pain. In contrast, chronic inflammation is persistent, often silent, but potentially harmful in the long term.

The benefits of natural anti-inflammatories

Let's move on to the good news! There are natural anti-inflammatories. Types of superfoods that work to soothe inflammation. Imagine fighting against inflammation in complete peace of mind, without negative effects: well, it's possible!

These natural remedies have many benefits. They are less likely to cause side effects. In addition, they often have additional beneficial properties for the body.

For example, turmeric is not only anti-inflammatory, but it is also rich in antioxidants and can support digestion. Ginger soothes stomach discomfort in addition to its anti-inflammatory power. Natural anti-inflammatories are therefore a wise choice for those looking to take care of their well-being holistically.

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List of the best natural anti-inflammatories

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for 🥁: the list of anti-inflammation champions!

Turmeric, ginger, fish oil, green tea, omega 3 … this is just a taste of what nature offers to soothe the body. Let’s detail each of these gems and their anti-inflammatory properties. You'll be surprised how versatile they are!

Turmeric: the golden nugget of natural anti-inflammatories

Turmeric is an Indian spice recognized worldwide for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It is the curcumin it contains, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antioxidant actions that neutralize free radicals in the body.

Turmeric is particularly beneficial for people suffering from joint discomfort. Additionally, it helps maintain healthy skin by promoting collagen production and reducing skin inflammation.

Ginger: the invigorating root against inflammation

Ginger is a root that has been used for centuries for its tangy taste and benefits for the body. Gingerol, the active compound in ginger, is responsible for its beneficial properties.

In addition, ginger helps relieve stomach disorders and helps regulate blood sugar levels by acting on carbohydrate metabolism. Ginger is therefore a must in the kitchen.

Omega-3: super fatty acids

Omega-3s are a group of essential fatty acids found in foods like fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), flaxseed, and walnuts.

Omega-3s are able to block the production of inflammatory mediators, which reduces inflammation. They are particularly useful for people suffering from severe inflammation.

Fish oil: the Omega-3 treasure

Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Moreover, the benefits of Omega 3 do not stop there: we have also dedicated a specific article to it.

If you want to know everything about omega 3, it’s here .

Green tea: the healthy drink with powerful antioxidants

Green tea is a delicious drink loaded with antioxidants, but did you know it also has anti-inflammatory properties? Catechins, a type of antioxidant found in green tea, have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body.

In addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, green tea can help protect cells against oxidative damage in addition to contributing to fat metabolism. So, don't hesitate to brew a delicious cup of this beverage with a thousand virtues.

Boswellia: the miraculous herb from India

Boswellia, also known as frankincense, is an Indian plant. It contains boswellic acids which inhibit the production of inflammatory mediators in the body.

Boswellia is often used to relieve joint comfort. It may also be helpful in reducing intestinal comfort.

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How to integrate these natural anti-inflammatories into your daily life?

Wondering how you will mix these wonders into your diet?

Don't panic, we have practical tips to offer you. Turmeric in your curry, green tea to accompany your morning, and a little fish oil in your meals — you will soon be a pro at anti-inflammatory cooking!

Add turmeric to your dishes 😋

Sprinkle it into your curries, stews and soups to add color and flavor. Turmeric is found in all grocery stores in the form of a dry powder, easy to dose and store.


Vary the breakfast 🍵

Replace your morning cup of coffee with green tea. It’s a delicious way to enjoy its benefits. You can also choose it flavored: jasmine, mint, lemon, you will be spoiled for choice. This is something to wake up your traditional breakfast.

Eat fish 🐟

Add fatty fish to your menus: salmon, mackerel or sardines: the choice is vast to vary recipes and flavors.

Prepare spicy snacks 😋

Mix ginger into your smoothies to enjoy its benefits at any time of the day. A milkshake or a hot drink can also be spiced up with a hint of ginger.

Take a course of food supplements 💊

It's not always easy to change your eating habits, especially in a busy daily life. To benefit from all the benefits of natural anti-inflammatories without having to worry about preparing menus, taking a course of food supplements is a good solution.

At Novoma, for example, we offer an Omega 3 supplement based on ultra pure fish oil concentrated in EPA and DHA. Taking four capsules daily with a meal helps meet your fatty acid needs. Practical when you don't like fish and can't stand the smell, right?

Precautions and contraindications

Natural doesn't always mean risk-free. Some precautions are necessary to avoid pitfalls and note possible contraindications. The point here is to get the most out of these natural anti-inflammatories without any worries.

Food allergies

Make sure you are not allergic to any foods or plants mentioned in this article.

Ginger, for example, is not always recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is sometimes prudent to seek advice from a health professional before changing your diet during this very special period in a woman's life.

Proper dosage

Avoid excessive consumption of an ingredient. Some may cause side effects. Green tea, for example, consumed in too large quantities, can cause gastrointestinal disorders and/or sleep problems.

To avoid complications: moderation is still best.

The quality of food supplements

If you opt for supplementation, make sure they are high quality and from trusted sources. The formulas developed and produced in France are a plus to allow you to benefit from impeccable traceability and the strictest standards.


The importance of exercise in reducing inflammation

Don't forget that exercise also plays a key role in fighting inflammation. Moving your body helps maintain good shape and therefore reduces the risk of inflammation. Sport is life!

It helps maintain a healthy weight, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the production of inflammatory molecules. Additionally, exercise promotes the release of endorphins, the “happy hormones,” which help reduce stress and improve mood.

Obviously, no one is asking you to take up rock climbing. Find a sporting activity suited to your physical condition. Walking, swimming, yoga, or gentle gymnastics are all activities that can be added without too much risk to your well-being routine.

There you go, you know everything about natural anti-inflammatories . You now have natural solutions in your hands to manage inflammation. Healthy foods, regular exercise: say goodbye to unnecessary pain and find a more serene life.

So, enjoy a cup of tea while preparing a delicious salmon dish and above all, take care of yourself!


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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