This article is about foods that help you reduce inflammation. As chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases and weight gain. Let's look at some of the anti-inflammatory foods:

Berries: Packed with antioxidants minerals, vitamins and fibre. Anthocyanins in berries have anti-inflammatory effects on our body. They help to reduce the risk of heart disease and also boost our immunity.

Fatty Fish: A great source of omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA along with being a good source of protein. The best sources of omega 3 rich fishes are salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, etc. The DHA and EPA help to reduce inflammation that is a risk factor for diabetes, metabolic syndromes, heart diseases.

Broccoli: Cruciferous vegetables have anti-inflammatory effects because of the antioxidant content in them. Broccoli consists of sulforaphane that is an antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation.

Avocado: It consists of magnesium, potassium, fibre and healthy fats along with tocopherols and carotenoids. All these compounds help to reduce inflammation.

Green Tea: The epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in green tea helps to inhibit inflammation and also helps to protect our cells from any damage.

Peppers: A high vitamin C content along with antioxidants that provides us with a good anti-inflammatory effect. Bell peppers are rich in quercetin which is an antioxidant that helps to reduce oxidative damage.

Mushrooms: It consists of selenium, copper and all the B Vitamins along with phenols and antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects. However, to reap the most of its benefits eat them lightly cooked or raw as too much cooking lowers their anti-inflammatory properties.

Grapes: It consists of anthocyanin and resveratrol which help to reduce inflammation.

Turmeric: It has a good curcumin content with great anti-inflammatory properties. If a person consumes 1g of curcumin along with piperine (found in black pepper) it helps to decrease inflammation to a good extent. Piperine helps to boost curcumin absorption in the body.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It is one of the best and healthiest fats. Oleocanthal is an antioxidant that is found in olive oil that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dark Chocolate & Cocoa: The flavonoid compounds (antioxidants) in them help to reduce inflammation.

In conclusion, antioxidant-rich foods help to fight and reduce inflammation and should be included in your daily diet as even low levels of inflammation can lead to a lot of diseases. So include these foods in your diet that help you reduce the risk of any illness.


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