Inflammation is a serious problem. It can occur in a particular part of the body or an internal organ. Regardless of where it is felt, the sensation is never pleasant. It can be characterized by swelling, pain, redness and immobility. Inflammation is treated with medication which should be taken for several days. It makes the swelling go down and alleviate whatever pain is felt. However, the treatment can be expensive and the results are temporary.
If you are ever stuck somewhere, suffering from from inflammation, it is interesting to note that there are several drinks that fight inflammation which you can buy commercially or brew yourself. The good thing about commercially available ones is that you can order them wherever you may be. For example, the green tea drink from Starbucks or the green shake from Jamba Juice is both good for you and refreshing at the same time. You can order it in place of your mid-day coffee for a quick pick-me-up that’s loaded with good stuff.
You can also brew these wonder drinks at home and prepare them ahead of time. Turmeric and matcha green tea, for example, are loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and you can easily prepare teas and lattes with these two ingredients. Ginger, on the other hand, are used for teas, soups and most Asian dishes. In Japan, they pickle ginger roots and eat them with sushi or tempura.
Below is an infographic on 7 drinks that fight inflammation. Read to know more and if you’re already taking them, keep drinking for your continued good health!