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Dark Leafy Greens
Spinach, along with its dark leafy cousins kale and broccoli, contains high levels of vitamin E, which has been shown to protect against inflammation, Brittany Kohn, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, explains to Yahoo Health.
Colorful Fruits And Veggies
Tomatoes, carrots, eggplant, and oranges: The richer the color, the higher the fruit or vegetable’s anti-inflammatory properties. “Generally, the deeply colored fruits and vegetables are packed with the most phytochemicals, whether they're red, blue, purple, yellow, dark green, or orange,” says Rumsey
Garlic “works similarly to painkillers known as NSAIDS, which lower inflammation by shutting off the pathways that allow it to accumulate,” says Kohn. (NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, include aspirin and ibuprofen.)
Plant-based protein sources such as soy, nuts, and beans are packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, says Rumsey.
“This fatty fish also has high levels of inflammation-blocking omega-3 fatty acids,” says Rumsey. Other healthy fish options include tuna, mackerel, and sardines.
Chia, Flax, And Hemp Seeds
Thanks to their high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, these seeds are super-heroes against inflammation, says Rumsey. Sprinkle them in stirfries, breakfast cereals, and soups.
This spice used in curries and mustard contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, says Kohn. It’s also becoming popular as an add-in at juice bars.
Green, black, and oolong tea all contain phytochemicals that fight inflammation, but green tea has the highest amount, says Rumsey. Make sure it's fresh-brewed, not the sweetened, bottled kind.
Fermented foods such as this spicy Korean condiment, sauerkraut, and apple cider vinegar are big inflammation-busters. That’s because the fermentation process creates good bacteria known as probiotics, which also boost digestion, says Koh.
This healthy staple also undergoes fermentation, so it has protective benefits, says Kohn. Go for unsweetened yogurt so you don’t take in all that excess sugar.
Consider this license to indulge in a little high quality dark chocolate every so often. “If the label says the chocolate is above 70 percent cocoa, it has the antioxidant properties that can fight inflammation,” says Kohn.