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Foods that reduce inflammation

The best foods to help reduce fruits and vegetables are fresh fruits and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are the best. It is important to have vegetables and or fruit with every meal. Replacing sugary snacks with fruits is important as well.

Anti-inflammatory Vegetables

  • Bell Peppers 
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collards 
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnip Greens

Anti-inflammatory fruits

  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Black Currants
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Guavas
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

Anti-inflammatory benefits of nuts and seeds.

Nuts and seeds can help with inflammation. Nuts are high in healthy fats that have been shown to  help lower inflammation. They are also high in antioxidants that provide many other health benefits. The same benefits have been seen in many seeds.

Some of the best nuts and seeds for your diet include Almonds, Flaxseed, Linseed, Hazelnuts, Sunflower Seeds and  Walnuts

Foods high in omega 3 fatty acids help control inflammation.

When we think of foods high in omega 3 fish and sea food is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Because of the amount of heavy metals, such as lead, showing up in fish and sea food it is advisable to limit the amount that you eat. There are many vegetables that are high in omega 3. Below is a list of foods that are high in omega 3.

  

Vegetables ranked by amount of omega 3 fatty acids
Vegetable Serving
Size
calories Amount
(g)
Flaxseeds2 tabs95.33.51
Cloves, dried, ground2 tsp14.20.20
Walnuts0.25 cup163.52.27
Oregano, dried, ground2 tsp9.20.12
Cauliflower, boiled1 cup28.50.21
Mustard seeds2 tsp35.00.20
Cabbage, shredded, boiled1 cup33.00.17
Romaine lettuce2 cup15.70.08
Broccoli, steamed1 cup43.70.20
Brussels sprouts, boiled1 cup60.80.26
Winter squash, baked, cubes1 cup80.00.34
Tofu, raw4 oz-wt86.20.36
Summer squash, cooked, slices1 cup36.00.15
Collard greens, boiled1 cup49.40.18
Spinach, boiled1 cup41.40.15
Kale, boiled1 cup36.40.13
Soybeans, cooked1 cup297.61.03
Turnip greens, cooked1 cup28.80.09
Strawberries1 cup43.20.11
Green beans, boiled1 cup43.80.11
Raspberries1 cup60.30.12
Miso1 oz70.80.14

 

 

 

   

   

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