Turmeric – This spice contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds. Several studies suggest that this culinary spice can outperform many of the medications on the market.
Kelp – Contains Fucoidan – a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is also high in fiber and anti-oxidants. Packaged seaweed snacks are high in salt and coated in vegetable oils, so try to go easy on them.
Green Tea – This delicious drink is packed with flavonoids and polyphenols, both of which make a great choice in an anti-inflammatory diet. It is also a great source of antioxidant benefits.
Wild Salmon – A fish that contains two potent omega-3 fatty acids which can really help out with inflammation. Studies have shown it provides anti-aging benefits as well.
Blueberries – This berry is one of the super fruits! Filled with antioxidants and high in phytonutrients, which provide protection against inflammation and other diseases.
Olive Oil – Contains a compound called Oleocanthal which is believed to have similar properties to Ibuprofen. It is also a great source of polyphenols which protect the heart and blood vessels from inflammation.
Sweet Potato – This yummy vegetable contains a ton of fiber, vitamins and beta-carotene all of which help to heal inflammation in the body.
Foods to Avoid – Sugar, high fat meats, processed foods and refined white flours which you find in breads and pasta. Some studies suggest cutting back on foods that come from the nightshade family of plants like tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.