Stay Healthy with These 3 Anti-Inflammatory Treats That Also Taste Great

By Amanda Rae | February 12, 2018 | Food & Drink

Inflammation. The seriously unsexy buzzword du jour is almost onomatopoeic regarding its function in the human body: healing injury and illness. Some is necessary, too much can cause chronic discomfort culminating in disease. The good news? Certain nutrients and antioxidants may mitigate excess inflammation—and they’re found locally in these savory salves.

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WHAT Bone Broth
WHERE Meat & Cheese
WHY? Rich in gelatin and collagen, stock simmered from animal bones may enhance skin, hair and nails; strengthen bones; and lubricate joints. Here, allorganic beef bones and aromatics (star anise, coriander, ginger) craft a superconcentrated, vaguely Asian-infused sip. Drink the demi-glace-esque elixir straight up or watered down. $21 per quart, 319 E. Hopkins Ave., meatcheese.avalancheaspen.com

WHAT Turmeric Latte
WHERE Spring Café
WHY? The vibrant, golden-orange antioxidant root is chockfull of curcumin, thought to reduce inflammation. When stirred into frothed milk, ground turmeric creates a savory, warming beverage with a caffeine-free boost. $4.25 for 12 fl. oz., 119 S. Spring St., springcafe.org

WHAT The Healthy Hot Sauce
WHERE Jimmy’s Bodega, Mi Chola, The Sundeck
WHY? “We are what we absorb,” explains Nathaniel Deans, a 20-year personal trainer who developed the condiments brand Ski Bum Spices as a means to solve his sudden inability to digest eggs. Boasting 1,000 milligrams of organic, antiinflammatory spice (turmeric, ginger, Ceylon cinnamon, black pepper) per teaspoon serving, the zippy, thick hot sauce in three flavors (spicy Cajun, savory Taco, zesty Sriracha), may also enhance weight loss and ease pain. $10 for 5 fl. oz., thehealthyhotsauce.com



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