Inflammation can drive you nuts, or at least, to them. Nuts and Seeds are high in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and many vitamins and minerals. They can also be a great “anytime snack” between meals. The best nuts or seeds to eat in order to reduce inflammation are:
- Walnuts: They contain the highest amount of Omega 3s compared to all other nuts. Consume ¼ cup to attain 2.5g of Omega 3s. Some nuts range in acidity, like cashews and walnuts, so try to stay away from these if you are concerned about acidic levels in your body.
- Hazel Nuts: They have high quantities of monounsaturated fat, Vitamin E, Copper, and Selenium, which are all known to reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
- Brazil Nuts
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds