6. Flaxseed – Fighting Inflammation
If you’re exercise on a regular basis, then pains and aches are part of your life. Flaxseeds are your best option for fighting your inflammation, as they contain omega-3’s, which are rich in anti-inflammatory properties – way more than any other fat sources (readily available). Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and lignans are 2 major components in flax that aid in improving the immunity in your body. Flaxseeds can get easily oxidized as they happen to be extremely sensitive which is why you need to buy only whole flaxseeds that can be ground while preparing your smoothie.