5 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

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Posted on September 12 2015


Matcha is a powdered form of green tea which is incredibly rich in antioxidant compounds. These compounds also have anti-inflammatory properties and they are particularly good for those with arthritis, as they can also promote the health of the cartilage in the joints.


Broccoli is rich in sulfur which have been known to reduce inflammation. They, too, are great for conditions like arthritis because these sulfur compounds block the action of an enzyme linked to joint damage and destruction.


While all berries are incredibly healthy, cherries are particularly good for those with chronic inflammatory conditions. This is because of their anthocyanins, compounds which can reduce inflammation, protect the joints and aid in the healing process of the connective tissues.


Avocados are considered to be one of the healthiest fruits out there because of how rich they are in nutrients. Some of these nutrients are polyhydroxylated fatty acids or PFAs. PFAs are useful because they have incredibly strong anti-inflammatory properties


Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain, which has been linked to decreased pain and swelling in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, Sandon says. So add this tropical fruit to your diet every chance you get. Try it cubed in fruit salad, baked in savory dishes or blended into a smoothie!

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