In our blog “Should You Be Concerned About Inflammation?” we outlined the nuance surrounding inflammation, the different types, what can help it, and how worried you should really be about it.
We recommend that you check out that blog post if you haven’t already!
For a range of reasons, you may want to be wary of inflammation and the effects that it can have on the body – whether you’re actively dealing with it or looking to avoid it.
That’s why in today’s blog, we go over 14 different types of anti-inflammatory foods that you can incorporate into your diet!
Berries are referred to as a superfood, and for good reason. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and several other varieties of berries are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
One study found that 6 weeks of daily blueberry consumption led to a higher count of natural killer (NK) cells in the body – cells which help manage the body’s inflammatory response. These results align with similar studies. [7, 6]
2. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
The best types of fish for these are salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.
This is likely due to their richness in anti-inflammatory compounds. Broccoli is rich in sulforaphane, an antioxidant that decreases the amount of inflammatory-causing molecules in the body. [19, 20, 21, 22]
Avocados are loaded with potassium, magnesium, fiber, and heart healthy fats. They also have carotenoids and tocopherols.
On top of that, one study found that those who added avocados to their diets for 12 weeks showed a reduction in certain inflammatory markers. 
5. Green Tea
Green tea has gotten a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks that you can consume, and it isn’t without reason.
Much of these benefits are the result of its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, mainly a substance called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and how it helps manage inflammation in the body. [30, 31, 32]
There are many popular types of peppers out there, and two of them are great anti-inflammatory foods – bell peppers and chili peppers.
However, some research suggests that cooking mushrooms may significantly reduce their anti-inflammatory properties. So, if you’re looking to eat mushrooms for these benefits, opt to have them raw or only slightly cooked. 
They contain anthocyanins, which reduce inflammation, and they’re among the best sources of resveratrol. This is an antioxidant that can protect the heart against inflammation.
9. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One of the healthiest oils you can eat, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) provides many health benefits. Studies have associated it with a decreased risk of developing several health issues. [52, 53, 54, 55]
Again, many of these health benefits are attributed to EVOO’s anti-inflammatory properties.
One study found that certain inflammatory markers reduced drastically in those who consumed 1.7 ounces (50 mL) of EVOO every day for 12 months. 
10. Dark Chocolate
It’s loaded with flavanols, which help keep the endothelial cells which line the arteries healthy.
One study found that it took just two weeks of regularly consuming cocoa flavanols to experience improved vascular function. 
Because lycopene is better absorbed with fat, for a double whammy, cook your tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil! 
One study found that those who consumed cherry juice every day for 12 weeks experienced significantly lower levels of certain inflammatory markers. 
13. Turmeric And Curcumin
Turmeric is a spice known for its warm, earthy taste and vibrant yellow color.
However, one issue with curcumin is that the body has difficulty absorbing it. It’s difficult to get enough of it to notice a difference by just adding it to your diet, but even taking a powder or capsule can show no effects.
Here at Purality Health, we’ve infused curcumin with our micelle liposomal formula, meaning that you get a much higher absorption rate.
It’s a difference you can feel.
Our Curcumin Gold formula also includes omega-3 for that extra boost of nutrition and anti-inflammatory effects…
As well as ginger!
Ginger is its own amazing anti-inflammatory thanks to ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols. 
If you’re looking for support, Purality Health’s Curcumin Gold can help!
Our formula is designed to be absorbed and used by your body.
If you’re looking to keep the inflammation away, adding any of the above foods to your diet can help!
Not only are they great anti-inflammatories, they support your health and well-being overall.
We know living with inflammation is no fun. That’s why we created our Curcumin Gold formula.
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