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Must-see anti-inflammatory food list

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Must-see anti-inflammatory food list

Nature has provided us with many anti-inflammatory foods, which don’t just work with negligible adverse reactions, but are also great-tasting and have no negative side effects!

  • Kelp

Kelp is packed with fucoidan, a complex anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-oxidative carbohydrates, it also controls liver and lung cancer and promotes collagen synthesis. Kelp is also high in fiber, which helps to induce fullness, slow fat absorption, and promotes weight loss.

  • Turmeric

This Asian spice contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin, which is as strong as any chemical drug without the side effects.

  • Wild-caught salmon 

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which douses inflammation, prevents heart disease and cancer, and reduces symptoms of autoimmune diseases and psychological disorders.

  • Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are revered for their immune-boosting properties and mildly smoky taste.

  • Green tea

Green tea is packed with flavonoids, which are a potent natural anti-inflammatory compound that reduces heart disease and cancer, it is also a potent diuretic that promotes weight loss.

  • Papaya

Papaya contains a protein-digestive enzyme called papain, along with many nutrients such as vitamins C and E, which help to reduce inflammation and improve digestion.

  • Blueberry

Blueberries are well known for being a powerful antioxidant, they are high in phytonutrients, which confer anti-inflammatory protection against many diseases.

  • Extra virgin olive oil

Known as the secret to longevity, olive oil is rich in polyphenols, which protect the heart and blood vessels from inflammation.

  • Broccoli 

Broccoli is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients that help the body get rid of potentially carcinogenic compounds such as sulforaphane

  • Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, manganese, vitamin B6 and C and dietary fiber, therefore a powerful antioxidant that heals inflammation in the body.

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