Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Anti-inflammatory foods like blueberries, raspberries, papaya, and strawberries, can improve your overall level of health.

With allergy season in full swing and summer colds making their rounds, some people may be looking to ease some of the inflammation. Usually the byproduct of illness, inflammation can take its toll in a variety of ways.  We can feel tired, pained, stressed, or simply ill with flu-like symptoms. Inflammation can also cause damage to our bodies over time, depending on our physiology and health conditions.

However, reducing inflammation can happen in a variety of ways. In our previous posts, we noted that certain medications and natural ingredients could be used to aid in the reduction of inflammation as well as its associated symptoms. In this post, we’ll go more in-depth into how you might be able to reduce this health concern using methods besides medication.

Here are some natural ways to deal with inflammation:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Supplements: Designed to support your body’s natural anti-inflammatory responses, anti-inflammatory supplements contain ingredients like L-Acetlycarnitine, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Adenosine, Glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase, Omega fatty acids, Willow Bark and Burdock to aid in the detoxification of your body, as well as the fight against inflammation and free radicals.


  • Anti-Inflammatory Diets: Many foods are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, especially those that are rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids. Such foods can include blueberries, spinach, sweet potatoes, cold water fish, raspberries, strawberries, onions, shiitake mushrooms, papaya, prickly pear, broccoli, bell peppers, flaxseed, avocados, and chard.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Herbs: Certain herbs are also known to produce anti-inflammatory effects, most notably turmeric, ginger, and willow bark. These herbs can used in flavoring foods or can be found as ingredients within certain anti-inflammatory supplements.

  • Exercise: Some research shows that regular physical activity can decrease inflammation, although it does depend on your particular physiology. Certain inflammatory conditions can be aggravated by exercise, so it’s best to talk with your healthcare professional about exercise and inflammation.

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