Jake Berman

"Weekly Health Tips From Physical Therapist Dr. Jake Berman..."

Use the Form Below to Get Them All Sent to You for FREE

13 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Probably Already Have

Cooking - Anti-Inflammatory Food

Hey, it’s Dr. Jake Berman!

Have you ever wondered why your muscles are so sore the day after a hard workout?

It’s INFLAMMATION!

Inflammation is the swelling or bloating that causes extreme tenderness in the muscles. Every workout causes microscopic damage to muscle fibers; the inflammation process repairs this damage during the following recovery period.

A lot of people treat “inflammation” like a dirty word, but you actually NEED that process in order to repair your tissues.

However…

Anti-Inflammatory Food

The body can also produce TOO MUCH inflammation, which is why I have a few anti-inflammatory tips and tricks for you today!

For example, did you know that your DIET can cause inflammation? If your meals contain a lot of sugars or chemicals, you’re probably experiencing inflammation… and you don’t have to!!

Keep scrolling for my list of go-to anti-inflammatory foods… that you probably already have in your kitchen RIGHT NOW:

Green leafy vegetables-This is a HUGE one. The best leafy greens for an anti-inflammatory diet are spinach, kale, and swiss chard.

  • Broccoli
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple-Pineapple juice contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain. It’s a really good way to ease muscle aches!
  • Omega 3-GREAT sources of omega 3 include salmon and walnuts
  • Coconut Oil-What CAN’T coconut oil do!? This handy little treat is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), which means it has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Tumeric
  • Ginger

Make sure you pick high-quality, organically-produced foods with NO chemicals or pesticides!

That’s all for this time! Stay tuned for next week’s blog!

Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life.

These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”.

Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...

You Might Also Like...

Scroll Up
Share This