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7 Inflammation-fighting Foods you should add to your Diet

Inflammation is a part of your body’s immune response. However, when it gets out of control, it can become a chronic disorder. Here are some foods that when included in the diet can fight inflammation in almost all parts of the body.

Exercise & Fitness By Vasudha BhatMar 09, 2015

The Miracle Foods

When your body’s immune response and its healing process is functioning improperly, inflammation occurs. And, when it gets out of control, it can take a chronic shape and damage the body. Besides, inflammation also has a major role to play in the development of heart disease, obesity, cancer and fastening the ageing process. However, a healthy diet can protect cells from inflammation. Here are 7 foods that you must include in your diet to prevent and combat inflammation.

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Walnuts are a rich source of alpha-linolenic which gets converted into omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA in the body. DHA can reduce inflammation and protect cells in patients who are at risk.

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Olive Oil

There have been studies done to show that oleocanthal, which is a compound found in olive oil has similar effects as NSAID painkillers in the body. Thus, cooking food in olive oil is a must to fight inflammation.

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Having tuna, sardines, salmon and mackerel can reduce inflammation in your body effectively as it carries omega-3 fatty acids. Eat fish several times a week and opt for healthy cooking ways like baking or boiling.

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Anthocyanins, a powerful chemical which gives berries its rich colour can fight inflammation effectively. Include the fruit in your diet and see the miracle take place.

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Loaded with lycopene, tomatoes can help reduce inflammation all over the body including lungs. Eat them raw or include them in your meals in the form of tomato sauce.

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Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables carry a high concentration of vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and other disease-fighting phyto-chemicals. The amount of essential minerals found in dark coloured vegetables is way more than what is present in light-coloured leaves. Besides, dark green vegetables are rich in vitamin E, which protects the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokine.

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Ginger contains pharmalogical properties of anti-inflammatory and non-steroidal drugs. It also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from inflammation.

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