9 Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Slideshow)

There are several different foods that can be eaten to help fight inflammation and help the body to heal

Blueberries

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Summer’s favorite berry is also good for you. It reduces inflammation and is full of antioxidants. Try having some for breakfast with yogurt or enjoy a spinach and blueberry salad for lunch or dinner.

Garlic

Not only can garlic reduce inflammation, but it adds loads of flavor to a dish. You can mince it and incorporate it into dishes like sautéed vegetables, pastas, meat dishes, and marinades. 

Turmeric

This potent spice is full of anti-inflammatory compounds. Popular in Asian and Indian cuisine, it’s perfect to add to sautéed vegetables or in a curry rub for meats.

Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a big part of the Mediterranean diet, and should be part of every diet as well because of its anti-inflammatory benefits. Try drizzling some over a fresh salad or light pasta dish.

Kelp

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You may not be eating kelp on a regular basis, but it has tons of health benefits. Not only will you be alleviating your inflammation, but also supplementing your much-needed fiber intake.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of essential vitamins and minerals, which can help heal the body from inflammation. Try baking sweet potatoes and slicing and roasting them until tender.

Broccoli

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Broccoli is full of antioxidants and can also help against inflammation. Try gently steaming broccoli so that it still has a nice crunch, or eat it raw with some creamy hummus.

Salmon

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Salmon is full of heart healthy omega-3s, which can also aid in inflammation. Spread mustard over salmon fillets, cover with herbs, and bake at 325 degrees until cooked through for a delicious salmon dinner.

Ginger

Ginger helps reduce inflammation and can help to control your blood sugar. Try adding some to a green juice or grating and adding to stir-fry.