Raise a glass to good-for-you beverages that may help lower levels of inflammation in your body.
The Other Milk
Move over almond milk. Flax milk is a great nondairy option if you’re looking for an anti-inflammatory boost, says Staci Small, a registered dietitian based in Indiana. The milk is made with flax oil, which is rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). People who get more ALAs into their diet may be less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, because flax may help reduce inflammatory markers that damage arteries, found a Canadian research review. Added bonus: One cup of unsweetened flax milk typically contains just 25 calories. Though the drink is naturally devoid of protein, if you buy the version with pea protein, it can contain about eight grams per cup, the same amount you’d find in a glass of cow’s milk.