Best anti-inflammatory foods to add to your diet

Best anti-inflammatory foods to add to your diet



Here at we want you to live as well as you can.  Part of staying healthy is eating the right foods, which is why wanted to share this article with you.

Inflammation is one of the main tools used by the body to fight foreign bacteria, viruses and infection. In most cases, inflammation is a natural part of the healing process.

However, some chronic medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, Crohn’s syndrome and multiple sclerosis cause the body to have an overly inflammatory response. 

One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation is to eat a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods with little or no processed food.

Here are some suggestions of the best anti-inflammatory foods you can add to your shopping list:


All vegetables reduce inflammation, but the cruciferous vegetable family (broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale), leafy greens (such as spinach, kale and collards) and beets supply extra potent anti-inflammatory compounds.

Extra virgin olive oil

Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fats and oleocanthol, which has been found to have similar anti-inflammatory effects to ibuprofen. 

Nuts and seeds 

Nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and seeds including hemp seeds, chia seeds and freshly ground flaxseed are a rich source of plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Fatty fish 

Salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, and herring contain high amounts of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which provide anti-inflammatory benefits to your body. 


Fruits such as berries, cherries and oranges are some of the best foods for reducing inflammation. They are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins and catechins.

Herbs and spices

Turmeric, ginger, garlic, rosemary, thyme and cinnamon are powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents and help you combat against inflammation and boosts your immune system.


Can I add a supplement to my diet to help with Inflammation? YES!

  MS-Lipoic Acid


This antioxidant has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly effective for preventing optic neuritis, a common symptom of MS. It is currently being studied as a potential neuroprotector for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Below is a great link to read further about clinical trials on Alpha Lipoic Acid:


To find more details on the mechanics of the inflammation process and anti- inflammatory diet, check out Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid - it is a great resource to see just how much of a food you should eat!


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