Best and Worst Foods for Inflammation
Fiber-rich diets reduce blood sugar increases that overproduce free radicals that release inflammatory messages.
Avocados include inflammation-fighting carotenoids, heart-healthy monosaturated fats, and free radical-fighting vitami
ns A and E.
Replace normal potatoes with sweet potatoes. Its rich orange hue suggests that it contains polyphenols.
Polyphenols in citrus fruits may "turn off" inflammation. Flavanones boost immunity and reduce inflammation.
Carotenoids and vitamins A, C, E, and K in these veggies may minimize the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancers an
d heart disease.
Protein in nuts stabilizes blood sugar, limiting insulin release and free radical production.
Salmon, tuna, and herring are omega-3-rich. Polyunsaturated fatty acids block inflammation-causing chemicals.
Berries are rich in anthocyanins, which may lower inflammation and boost brainpower.
Tomatoes include vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene lowers heart disease and cancer risk.
Coffee or Tea
Green, black, white, and oolong teas contain polyphenols. Antioxidants in coffee protect cells.
Apples have flavanols and anthocyanins. Eat the peel, which provides gut-healthy fiber.