reduce CRP naturally

Fruits and Veggies Reduce CRP Naturally

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Do you pack your plate with colorful veggies and antioxidant-rich berries?

If so, you’re doing a lot to reduce inflammation – a silent marker and cornerstone of chronic disease.

Reduce CRP Naturally with an Antioxidant Rich Low Glycemic Diet

A recent study conducted at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts examined the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine (Hcy), and the intake of fruits and vegetables.

The study found that people who regularly enjoy fruits and vegetables have lower concentrations of both CRP and Hcy. Because these compounds are known instigators of cardiovascular disease, adding more “fresh” is a smart (and delicious!) strategy to protect your heart.

Best Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Fill up on organic, nutrient-rich fruits and veggies like mixed greens, cruciferous veggies, artichoke and asparagus. And when it comes to fruit, be sure to choose low glycemic berries, citrus fruits and apples. You’ll help reduce inflammation and get more antioxidants in your diet too.


About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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