aining weight, or the inability to shed excess pounds, is often a red flag that there is underlying low-grade inflammation in the body. And on the flip side, even the most disciplined eating and exercise habits are often ineffective when inflammation is present. While the dynamic between weight and inflammation is complex, research points toward reducing inflammation as being as integral to weight loss as diet and activity. So what are the best double-duty foods, the ones that reduce inflammation while also supporting weight loss? Here the 10 top anti-inflammatory foods for weight loss.
Cauliflower or broccoli “rice”
While whole grains like brown rice and whole-wheat pasta have plenty of benefits when it comes to weight loss (namely lots of good-for-you fiber), swapping out carb-rich foods like pasta and rice for riced cauliflower or broccoli can help cut calories and carbs and to also help soothe inflammation. When finely chopped, these two low-carb veggies provide a grain-like base for creamy or saucy dishes, or can be sautéed with other veggies to great a low-carb stir-fry. And because cauliflower and broccoli are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, they contain various plant compounds that may have powerful anti-inflammatory effects when eaten regularly.
Excerpted from MSN