Inflammation Fighting Foods

Inflammation Fighting Foods

Including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet can help reduce inflammation in the body. Here are some inflammation-fighting food tips:

Fruits and vegetables:
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help fight inflammation. Include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet, such as berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and cruciferous vegetables.

Whole grains:
Whole grains such as oats, quinoa, and brown rice are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that can help reduce inflammation.

Healthy fats:
Healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon, nuts, and seeds can help reduce inflammation. Avocado and olive oil are also good sources of healthy fats.

Spices and herbs:
Spices and herbs such as ginger, turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties and can be added to your meals for flavor and health benefits.

Green tea:
Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which can help reduce inflammation.

Fermented foods:
Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut contain probiotics that can help promote a healthy gut microbiome, which in turn can help reduce inflammation.

Dark chocolate:
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content for maximum health benefits.


Try these tips to combat inflammation further:

Fill half your plate with vegetables and snack on fruit.

Replace red meat with other lean protein sources, such as salmon, two to three times per week.

Use olive oil in cooking and/or to make salad dressings. Extra virgin or virgin oil is a better choice than refined olive oil.

Snack on nuts instead of chips. Avoid microwave popcorn bags.

Replace refined grains with whole grains, such as oatmeal or unsweetened whole-grain cereal, for breakfast.

Avoid or limit eating at fast-food restaurants.

Substitute processed foods with fresh foods often.

Drink fewer sugar-sweetened beverages such as juice, soda, and punch and drink more water.

Exercise and get a good night’s sleep. Coupled with a healthy diet, this may improve inflammation markers and possibly reduce your risk of many illnesses.

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