- Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants which help fight inflammation and restore cellular health. They also contain anti-inflammatory flavonoids.
Try: swiss chard, bok choy, spinach, kale
Garlic is packed full of antioxidants and also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help treat and prevent colds. The sulfur contents of garlic also make it a strong anti-inflammatory food.
Beets signature deep purple colour comes from the powerful antioxidant, Belatin. Beets also contain high levels of potassium and magnesium which help to fight inflammation and repair cells.
Broccoli has been termed a ‘nutritional powerhouse’ as it contains numerous key vitamins, flavonoids, and carotenoids which all help the body battle inflammation.
Blueberries, and other dark coloured berries, contain the flavonoid, Quercetin, which is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin is also known to help combat cancer.
Pineapple contains a high supply of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium. The combination of these vitamins plus other antioxidants makes pineapple a powerful disease preventing food.
Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene which is one of the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidants. Lycopene has been linked to preventing cancer and depression, improving cellular integrity, and delaying aging.
- Fatty Fish
Fatty fish are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which are known to be strong anti-inflammatory agents.
Try: Salmon, mackerel, tuna
Nuts are full of polysaturated and monosaturated fats which have major anti-inflammatory effects. They are also high in vitamin E, fiber and protein which make them a great healthy snack.
Many spices have potent anti-inflammatory properties that are linked to fighting several inflammatory related diseases.
Try: Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon