List of 63 Anti-Inflammatory Natural Foods

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you need to pay attention to anti-inflammatory natural foods. Canadian Pharmacy has compiled a list of foods that can help in the treatment of inflammation disorders.

Mechanism of Action

The word “inflammation” means ‘on fire’. It is a natural reaction of our organism to negative stimuli such as infections.

Some exposure to these harmful stimuli is inevitable, and our body turns on a natural defense to fight the harmful elements on its own.

Inflammation can be acute or chronic. The first type means an aggressive reaction to the damage from which the person recovers in a few days or even hours, for example, abrasions, hives, or insect bites.

Chronic inflammation occurs when the person is exposed to harmful stimuli for a long period of time. Examples are tuberculosis,  dermatitis, cancer, and so on.

Sometimes the natural defense starts working against its own tissues, which causes autoimmune diseases.

Fortunately, there are many wonderful foods that can be used to help fight inflammatory disorders.

List of Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Below, you can see the groups of foods with anti-inflammatory properties offered by Online Pharmacy:

Fruits

Fruits have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory features and can treat diseases like arthritis, cancer, acute traumas, dementia and many other inflammatory disorders. Examples are:

Papaya Pineapple
Blueberries Goji berries
Cherries Cranberries
Apple Oranges
Kiwifruit Rhubarb
Lemon Limes
Avocados Guavas
Strawberries Mulberries
Raspberries

Vegetables

This anti-inflammation foods group is another major ally to the anti-inflammatory warfare. Examples include:

Cruciferous vegetables (rich in phytonutrients i.e. sulphoraphanes which has anti-cancer properties) Spinach (source of carotenes, flavonoids, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, tryptophan, calcium, iron and folate)
Ginger Sweet potatoes (contains fiber, vitamin C and B6, beta carotenoids, manganese and carbohydrates)
Salads Chards
Green beans Bell peppers
Kale Bok Choy
Olives Fennel bulb
Spring onions Mushrooms
Leeks

Fish

Various kinds of cold-water fish like:

Cod Tuna
Herring Trout
Salmon Striped Bass
Halibut Whitefish
Sardines Snapper Fish
Oysters

These foods contain omega-3 fatty acids. These include most importantly eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.

There are numerous benefits of omega-3 include a healthier heart by reducing the chances of heart diseases, preventing and fighting cancer, helping against autoimmune diseases and psychological ailments. All of these benefits result from its excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties.

Oils

Olive oil contains an abundant supply of polyphenols and monounsaturated fats, which reduce inflammation in cardiovascular system including heart and blood vessels, which in turn reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and all the resulting complications. It also helps fight against Rheumatoid arthritis and allergic asthma by the same mechanism.

Avocado oil is.another, very effective anti-inflammatory agent, which is similar in composition and properties to the Olive oil.

Drinks

Green tea is rich in flavonoids, which are a very potent agent in decreasing the incidence of heart diseases and effective against malignancies too.

Canadian Pharmacy reminds that you shouldn’t forget about water, as this is known as the simplest, cheapest and widely available drink. It has been shown in many studies that water accelerates the body’s metabolism and speeds up the removal of harmful by-products of metabolism.

Spices and Herbs

Cinnamon Rosemary
Basil Turmeric
Cloves Thyme
Mint Chili pepper
Parsley Cocoa
Oregano Licorice

Seeds and Nuts

Walnuts Linseed
Hazelnuts Sunflower seeds
Almond

As they say, we are what we eat, so watch what you eat. There is no better choice than the anti-inflammatory foods in your diet to ensure a happy healthy disease free long life.