As the old saying goes, “you are what you eat.” An ever-increasing body of research demonstrates the connection between a healthy diet and a stronger immune system – and even improved mood.

Inflammation in the body contributes to or causes many of the debilitating chronic illnesses that we see in older adults, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and even cancer. The good news is that changing your diet is one of the most effective ways you can help prevent or even reverse the inflammatory process. Learning which foods may be triggering the inflammatory process, and preparing healthy, tasty, and anti-inflammatory dishes can go a long way in managing your chronic pain.

Click here to browse recipes from our Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen.

While most of us know the importance of eating a variety of foods, especially vegetables and fruits, making this a reality day-in and day-out can prove to be challenging. With the goal of eating better at every meal, our recipe corner will suggest some healthy and satisfying dishes – some straight from the kitchens of our staff!

Bon Appétit!

Baba Ganoush Dip

This popular Middle Eastern dip is low carb and contains heart-healthy poly and mono-unsaturated fats. Ingredients: 2 eggplants (baked with peel removed) 3 tbsp tahini 4-5 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, crushed well 1 [...]

Tulsi Tea

Tulsi or “holy basil” has been used for over 3000 years, especially in Ayurvedic medicine for its numerous medicinal properties. It’s an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and lower cortisol levels. [...]

Immune Cocktail

Lemons and oranges are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity and supports the immune system to fight off the infection. Ginger has been shown to modulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, [...]

Tabouleh Salad

Tabouleh salad has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for centuries. It earns high marks in both flavor and nutrition, each spoonful providing a host of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits! It's quite simple to [...]

Salsa Verde

Makes ~2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large shallot, minced 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped 1 pinch of red chile flakes 2 [...]