Inflammation Food Fixes
Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard contain natural anti-inflammatories such as vitamins K, D, and C, says Axe.
Beets have a natural antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the activity of enzymes the body uses to trigger inflammation, advises Axe.
Sea buckthorn berry juice (known as olivello juice) is one of the most concentrated natural resources of vitamin C, says Weil.
Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory food that also helps reduce intestinal gas and prevent nausea, advises Weil.
Green tea is best enjoyed hot with a little squeeze of lemon; it may reduce cholesterol levels, ultimately assisting in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, per Weil.
Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology. Britt eats a total of one-and-a-half tablespoons a day in hot drinks, salads or soups.
Tomatoes are an easy-to-use and tasty anti-inflammatory food, says Axe. He notes, “They are a rich source of lycopene, betacarotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids and vitamin E.”
Bok choy has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as a higher concentration of betacarotene and vitamin A, than any other variety of cabbage, according to Weil.
Black cod, also known as butterfish or sablefish, has even more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, notes Weil.
Walnuts, rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, says Axe.
Judith Fertig writs award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com)