10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

There are several diseases that have inflammation as a symptom. Some foods also cause a reaction in a person’s body that causes inflammation. The immune system reacts when it recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. Inflammation is not a bad thing as it protects the body however continuous inflammation can be a threat to one’s health. Below are foods that can help

1. Olive oil

There is a chemical in extra-virgin olive oil, oleocanthal, that inhibits inflammatory enzymes in the same way that ibuprofen does.

2. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and apples contain an anti-inflammatory antioxidant called quercetin.

3. Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds contain  the amino acid tryptophan which may lower pain sensitivity just one hour after eating.

4. Spinach

Green leafy vegetables are full of anti-inflammatory carotenoids, or plant pigments that give green and orange produce their vibrant color.

5. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate contains chemicals that help fight inflammation.

6. Brown rice

Brown rice and other whole grains can help fight off the pains of irritable bowel syndrome.

7. Oranges

Oranges and other orange-colored fruits, like apricots and nectarines have a chemical which deals with painful inflammatory joint conditions.



8. Onions and garlic

Onions and garlic are high in anti-inflammatory substances. The sulfur compounds help stimulate the immune system to keep everything running smoothly.

9. Green and black tea

Tea is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids that may protect against cell damage that can worsen conditions such as arthritis. It also contains a chemical that fights inflammation.


10. Fish

Oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Eat fatty fish at least twice a week and consider taking a daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement to fight pain.



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