Inflammation is an important immune system function. But, when out of control, it can cause serious damage. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimers, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and signs of aging.

There’s good news, though! Many foods found at the Visalia Farmers Market are naturally anti-inflammatory! Antioxidants found in foods protect your cells from the effects of free radicals and can help reduce an overabundance of inflammation in your body.
Stop by the Visalia Farmers Market this weekend to pick up some natural, healthy, anti-inflammatory foods!

1. Garlic 

Garlic can help reduce inflammation. At Washington State University they found garlic to be 100 times more effective than two antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium — one of the causes of intestinal illness.

2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps fight inflammation. Olive oil is full of polyphenols which protect the heart and blood vessels from inflammation.

3. Onions 

Onions contain quercetin, a potent antioxidant that can help your body fight inflammation. Onions stimulate the respiratory tract and help expell sputum (phlegm). The onion is also a proven antioxidant and may be helpful in treating certain cancers.
See you at the Market!