Anti-Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Anti-Inflammatories reduce the inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce the risk of long-term disease.

Recipes that include anti-inflammatory foods are below.

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February 13, 2024

Shrimp in Tomato Sauce Mediterranean Style

Shrimp and tomatoes are a very Mediterranean combination. I use soy sauce in place of salt and add Worcestershire sauce to create a nice depth of flavor. You’ll get selenium from the shrimp, allicin from the garlic, and lycopene from the tomatoes. Serves 2 Ingredients 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. chopped garlic 1 cup chopped onion 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 2 tsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 3⁄4 lb. peeled shrimp (devein, if desired) Chopped parsley as garnish Chopped chives as garnish   Procedure Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add […]
January 31, 2024

Home-Smoked Fish

This recipe uses a procedure that allows you to create smoked fish at home without using a smoker. Though it takes approximately 6 hours to brine, marinate, and bake the fish, it does not require considerable effort. The secret ingredient is hickory-flavored liquid smoke. Leaving the bones in the fish keeps it firm while it’s “smoking.” Serves 4-6 Ingredients 4 lb. fresh trout, salmon, or mackerel, cleaned and gutted 1 cup kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water 1 cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup hickory-flavored liquid smoke Lemon slices as garnish Rock salt (optional) Fresh herbs (optional)   Procedures Leave […]
January 31, 2024

Baked Lobster Tails

Lobster not only tastes delicious, but its succulent flesh is loaded with Omega-3s, selenium, zinc, and B vitamins, which protect the brain and fight against cancer cells. The olive oil mayonnaise brings additional anti-inflammatory benefits while helping to prevent the tender lobster meat from drying out in the oven. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 lobster tails Sea salt and ground pepper to taste 2 Tbs. lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 1–2 Tbs. olive oil mayonnaise 1 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese Lemon wedges as garnish Chopped parsley as garnish   Procedure  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the lobster tails shell side […]
January 31, 2024

Pork Loin Pockets

I spread pork tenderloin slices with tomato paste to give this dish the antioxidant  benefits of licopene. Canadian bacon has less fat than its American counterpart. It also adds a lot of flavor. Sulfur compounds in onions are great anticancer agents. Onions also contain antioxidants and quercetin. Steamed carrot sticks and broccoli make a nice accompaniment to these tasty pockets. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb.), cut into 8 slices Sea salt and ground pepper to taste 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste 8 slices Canadian bacon 1⁄4 cup flour 2 beaten medium eggs 1–2 cups breadcrumbs […]
January 30, 2024

Cornish Game Hen and Brown Rice Stew

This thick and hearty stew is my take on the classic Asian chicken soup. The brown rice makes it even healthier thanks to its high-fiber, selenium-rich properties. Feel free to add carrots, celery, or spinach to the mix. Add hard vegetables earlier in the cooking process and greens or herbs later. I like to soak the brown rice overnight before cooking it. This shortens the cooking time by about 20 minutes. Serves 4-8  Ingredients  1 inch peeled gingerroot 1 Tbs. canola oil 1⁄4 cup chopped onion 1 whole Cornish game hen, cut into 8 pieces 5 cups water 1 Tbs. […]
January 30, 2024

Beet and Potato Salad

This recipe is my take on the Russian version of potato salad. The wonderful deep-purple color of beets signifies the presence of helpful betalains, which are phytonutrients that support your body’s detoxification systems. Beets are also a great source of folate and fiber. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin-C. Serve 6 Ingredients 6 medium red beets, skin on 8 quartered small white potatoes 1⁄4 lb. diced carrots 1⁄4 lb. diced string beans 1 cup white wine vinegar 1⁄4 cup sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt 1⁄4 tsp. white pepper 1 seeded, peeled, and diced cucumber 2 cups […]
January 30, 2024

Turmeric Orange Juice

An ounce or two of turmeric juice mixed with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice makes a healthy and refreshing beverage. The turmeric and vitamin C in the orange juice double the antioxidant power of this drink. Turmeric also helps reduce inflammation. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 recipes Fresh Turmeric Juice (see FoodTrients recipe)  2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice Crushed ice (optional) Procedure Combine the Fresh Turmeric Juice and orange juice and divide equally between 2 glasses. Serve at room temperature or over crushed ice, if desired. FoodTrients Curcumin Quercetin Vitamin C  
January 17, 2024

Rich Chia Seed Pudding

Chia has gained recent popularity for good reason; these little seeds are nutrient powerhouses–high in protein, detoxifying fiber and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Including chia seeds in your diet can deliver a healthy breakfast or afternoon energy boost because chia is associated with vitality and satiety due to the balance in fat, fiber and protein they contain. Chia seeds absorb water and expand, so if you enjoy the consistency of tapioca or rice pudding, this is a great snack for you. Ingredients 2 Tbs. chia seeds 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 Tbs. sliced or slivered almonds […]
January 16, 2024

Thai Shrimp & Pineapple Bowl

This curry is delicious over white or black rice. I use monk fruit sweetener to reduce the impact cane or beet sugar can have on your blood glucose levels. Monk fruit also has NO CALORIES, and it’s completely natural. You can use coconut sugar instead, but like cane sugar, it will impact your blood sugar and is caloric. Benefits: Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins. Coconut milk contains some medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are broken down more easily by the body, as well as the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral lauric acid. Serves 4 […]
December 19, 2023

Green Tea Noodles with Edamame

Green tea, with its powerful theaflavins, is a strong antioxidant with vigorous anti-inflammatory properties, a heart-healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Green tea is wonderful to drink on its own, but it also can be incorporated into recipes.  I use an old Asian trick for mixing more green tea into your diet with my Green Tea Noodles with Edamame. It’s an easy and budget-friendly recipe. Just boil soba, udon, or ramen noodles in green tea instead of water. Green tea has far more age-fighting power than water. If you want to eat these noodles cold, rinse them in cold water after […]
November 6, 2023

Rosemary Apple Dessert Bars

Rosemary Apple Dessert Bars Cookies and pies abound during the winter holidays so why not mix things up with naturally sweet apple bars as a unique alternative? The crumbly top offers a familiar texture while the presence of rosemary and lemon blended with apples provides a flavor profile your guests won’t be expecting. Use a tart, firm apple like Fuji or Granny Smith. Cut these bars up and gift them in a festive tin or on a plate wrapped with a bow to celebrate time together with family and friends in a healthier way and without another trip to the […]
October 23, 2023

Try Heart-Healthy Chicken Curry with Moringa

Curries made with turmeric and coconut milk are amazingly heart-healthy. Add some ginger and garlic and your heart and arteries will thank you even more. This dish will help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke because of all of its anti-inflammatory compounds. If you can’t find fresh moringa leaves, you can use green tea powder. To make this a vegan entree, substitute tofu or soybeans for the chicken. Vegan or not, this dish is delicious served over white or brown rice. BENEFITS Curry powder contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory as powerful as a prescription drug. The fiber in the […]
September 24, 2023

Cauliflower Steaks Are Great Main OR Side

Cauliflower Steaks with Goat Cheese These cauliflower steaks can serve as a vegetarian main course or sit beautifully alongside grass-fed, grilled rib-eye or Porterhouse steaks. Piment d’Espelette is the French version of paprika. It’s mild and full-flavored. You can use paprika or red pepper flakes (1 tsp.) instead. A member of the nutrition-packed, cruciferous cabbage family along with Brussels sprouts and broccoli, cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both heart and brain health. Eating cauliflower provides impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification. Cauliflower has indoles (sulfur compounds) […]