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10 foods that fight inflammation


Broccoli

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale are rich in antioxidants.

Extra virgin olive oil

Oleocanthal in olive oil is a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory with powers similar to ibuprofen.

Lentils

According to Spanish scientists, just four servings of legumes can reduce inflammation. They determined that the combination of fiber, vitamins, and minerals explains this benefit.

Salmon

Full of omega-3 fatty acid called eicosaphentoaenoic, this fish is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory foods.

Grapefruit

Grapefruits not only lower the blood pressure. A Harvard study found that flavonoid-rich grapefruits can significantly lower inflammation markers.

Turmeric

Curcumin, the potent antioxidant that gives turmeric yellow color, is responsible for it's anti-inflammatory properties.

Bone broth

Bone broth is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish bones. Drinking bone broth has become a staple in anti-inflammatory and auto-immune dietary protocols due to its anti-inflammatory and gut healing effects. Bone broth is highly nutritious and collagen rich. Studies show drinking bone broth may help with joint pain, arthritis, gut problems as well as sleep and weight loss.

Blueberries

Berries in general contain anthocyanins - potent antioxidants with an anti-inflammatory effect which may also boost immunity and reduce risk of disease.

Avocados

Avocados are packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain carotenoids and tocopherols, which are linked to reduced cancer risk.

Green tea

You've probably already heard that green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. You may have also already seen weight loss supplements with EGCG - a substance found in green tea that have been found to aid in weight loss, reduce pro-inflammatory cytokine production and damage to the fatty acids in your cells. Drinking green tea have been found to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, obesity and other conditions.

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