Baked goods sure (such as sweet potato muffins) are sweet, but have you ever taken a look at all the ingredients that go into making your favorite treats?
Cookies and cakes may be full of inflammatory foods like sugar, wheat, and vegetable oil, even “healthier” options like muffins
But they don’t have to be.
Here are a few ingredients to add to your next batch of muffins to turn them into inflammation-fighting snacks.
Sweet Potato has the starchy goodness of a regular potato, but with a few added bonuses: It’s packed with nutrients like beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights oxidative stress, cancer, and inflammation.
It also packs a punch of choline, a mineral that helps maintain cellular membranes, enables nerve impulses, facilitates fat absorption and fights inflammation. And that’s just the beginning…
Coconut Milk contains healthy medium-chain fatty acids that improve metabolism and support weight loss. Coconut milk is full of important nutrients like vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
On the other hand, coconut flour supplies high-quality carbs and gut-healthy fiber. Natural sweet (but not overwhelmingly so) coconut flour is perfectly suitable for diabetics to use. It even helps lower cholesterol.
Olive Oil positively impacts blood sugar and cholesterol levels after a meal. Oleocanthal, a phenolic compound found in olive oil, also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger fights inflammatory diseases like arthritis and it fights bacteria and tumors. It’s main phytochemical, gingerol, prevents the formation of arterial plaque.