11 Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Anthocyanins are antioxidants in berries. These compounds are anti-inflammatory and may reduce disease risk.

1. Berries

EPA and DHA are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish (DHA).

2. Fatty fish

Sulforaphane, an antioxidant found in broccoli, reduces inflammation by lowering cytokines and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B), molecules that cause inflammation.

3. Broccoli

In one high-quality study of 51 overweight adults, eating avocado for 12 weeks reduced inflammatory markers IL-1 beta and CRP.

4. Avocados

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).

5. Green tea

Bell peppers also contain the antioxidant quercetin, which may help reduce chronic inflammation like diabetes.

6. Peppers

Cooking mushrooms significantly reduced their anti-inflammatory compounds. So eat them raw or lightly cooked.

7. Mushrooms

Anthocyanins in grapes reduce inflammation.

8. Grapes

Turmeric is an earthy spice used in curries and other Indian dishes. It's popular because it contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory.

9. Turmeric

It also contains anti-inflammatory antioxidants. These may reduce disease risk and promote healthy ageing.

10. Dark chocolate and cocoa

Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant.

11. Tomatoes

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