Whole Grains and Beans
Whole grains and beans fight inflammation, while their cousins, white flour and white rice, may increase chronic inflammation. Foods like oatmeal, chia seeds, oatmeal, and brown or wild rice lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). These proteins are “markers” for inflammation associated with heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
Fiber is also very important in keeping your bowels healthy, in weight loss, fighting heart disease, and lowering blood pressure. Choose your fiber wisely and don’t smother it with butter, cheese, and other inflammation-increasing foods.