Top 10 Foods that Fight Chronic Inflammation

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foods that fight inflammation

Foods that fight inflammation are an invaluable way to maintain your health. Whereas certain foods are decidedly pro-inflammatory (sugar, alcohol, trans fats), others, like many fruits and vegetables, are anti-inflammatory.

Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, eczema … all of these conditions are widely recognized as stemming from chronic inflammation. BUT did you know that heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes — even obesity and aging itself — also have a strong inflammatory component, and may in fact be caused or exacerbated by unchecked inflammation in your body?

Inflammation is a hot topic in medicine right now, and for good reason.

Inflammation is the reason for pain. And while you’ve probably experienced the “good” kind of inflammation — the redness, heat and swelling that occurs at the site of an injury, for instance, which is a key part of your body’s healing process — chronic inflammation is much different. Ongoing inflammation in your body is often the result of stress, unhealthy lifestyle and exposure to toxins, and it serves no useful purpose. Instead, it actively contributes to disease and imbalances in your system.

After learning the 10 foods that fight inflammation below, do not miss the 12 Most Effective Natural Ingredients that Fight Inflammation as well… incorporating the top 10 foods and these top 12 natural ingredients into your diet is an EXTREMELY powerful way to stop pain and prevent serious disease!

Adding more of these foods to your diet is one of the simplest, and smartest, ways to boost your health, so without further ado, here are 10 top options to consider.

1. Broccoli

Phytonutrients in broccoli, such as sulphoraphane, are known to fight inflammation of the joints, respiratory system, colon and more. One study even found sulphoraphane may help prevent the activation of an inflammatory enzyme known as COX-2, similar to how anti-inflammatory arthritis drugs work.[i] However, while the COX-2 enzyme will begin triggering inflammation as soon as the drugs are stopped, researchers suspect the sulphoraphane may stop to COX-2 enzyme from increasing, thereby stopping inflammation before it starts.[ii]

2. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains a natural anti-inflammatory agent researchers have named oleocanthal. Like sulphoraphane in broccoli, the substance acts on the COX enzymes, acting as a natural non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent.[iii] Consuming olive oil for breakfast has even been shown to repress in vivo expression of several pro-inflammatory genes, which researchers suggested may help explain why there is a reduced risk of heart disease in Mediterranean countries, where olive oil is a main source of dietary fat.[iv]

3. Blueberries

Rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, studies show blueberries help ward off both inflammation and oxidative stress. In particular, eating blueberries daily for six weeks increases anti-inflammatory molecules called cytokines, even if the body is engaging in strenous exercise, which is known to trigger an inflammatory state.[v] This suggests blueberries may offer a protective effect against inflammation when your body is in stressful situations.

4. Fish

Fish are an important source of omega-3 fats, the anti-inflammatory healthy fats that are known to help prevent cancer, arthritis, heart disease and more. Omega-3 fats play a powerful role in regulating inflammatory processes, and research shows that women with the highest omega-3 fat intakes had a 44 percent reduced risk of dying from inflammatory diseases compared with women who ate the least.[vi]

Eating oily fish like salmon and mackerel, in particular, have been shown to improve inflammatory conditions, but King Mackerel is actually one of the most dangerous types of fish to eat based on average mercury levels. You have to take potential pollution into account when choosing which fish to eat — you can find which fish are safest to eat here.

foods that fight inflammation5. Nuts

Nuts are another natural inflammation fighter. They contain not only omega-3 fats, but also antioxidant vitamins, dietary fiber, L-arginine and magnesium, all of which play an important role in modulating inflammation. In fact, studies show eating nuts helps reduce your risk of dying form an inflammatory disease.[vii]

6. Tart Cherries

Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins that yield powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Studies show consuming tart cherry juice reduces important markers of inflammation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), while a tart cherry-enriched diets reduces plasma inflammation, abdominal fat inflammation, and cardiac inflammation, all known risk factors for cardiovascular disease.[viii]

7. Kelp

Kelp contains a complex carbohydrate called fucoidan as well as chlorophyll, which have anti-inflammatory properties. When choosing sea vegetables like kelp for a snack, be aware that, like fish, they can accumulate toxins from the water in which they grow. Always choose sea vegetables that come from unpolluted waters.

8. Fermented Foods

Kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods are rich in friendly bacteria known as probiotics. These good bacteria influence your health in numerous beneficial ways, one of them being to help curb systemic inflammation. One recent study found that people with inflammatory conditions like ulcerative colitis had lower levels of inflammation after taking a probiotic supplement for 8 weeks. Even healthy people who took probiotics had a reduction in inflammation compared to those taking a placebo.[ix]

9. Papaya

This tropical fruit contains the enzymes papain and chymopapain, which help lower inflammation. In addition, it’s a rich source of antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, which also have anti-inflammatory effects.

10. Green Tea

Rich in natural anti-inflammatory compounds called flavonoids, green tea has been shown to actively increase anti-inflammatory substances while decreasing pro-inflammatory substances in animal studies. Researchers have concluded, ” … drinking adequate amounts of green tea may play a role in the prevention of inflammation-related diseases.”[x]

In addition to adding these top foods that fight inflammation to your routine, you can also make sure you’re consuming The Top 12 Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients. These ingredients are some of the most powerful, safest, and most relievers in the world. By feeding your body with the inflammation-fighting foods noted above and the 12 most effective inflammation-fighting natural ingredients below, you’ll give your body a powerful and proven one-two punch against inflammation…

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12 thoughts on “Top 10 Foods that Fight Chronic Inflammation”

  1. Julie says:

    Jesse, I really appreciate other medical related info that you provide to the reading audience . I like
    sharing them with my friends who can benefit as well from your health related emails.

  2. Helen Reimann says:

    I spend winters in FLA and will be taking your book to my sister who has tremendous back pain. We will study it together and I will let you know the results. Thank you so much.

  3. Robert French says:

    I am retired and have limited spending capability, and am trying to figure out what products to invest in to maximize my health and reduce my pain level. I currently use: 1. Pro/Grade EFA icon – Krill Oil, 2. Prograde Protein, and 3. Prograde Genesis (have not started using this product because I am on antibotics for surgery infection – will start next week).

    Now I am reading about Heal-n-Soothe – which sounds great. I know I need to get stop using anti-inflammation medicine for arthritis and gout pain. It appears that Prograde Genesis is a inflammation prevention supplement and Heal-n-Soothe is for pain relief and on-going healing. I can’t afford all these listed products (and) Heal-n-Soothe. Please give me your advise on the products that will give me the best results – – I also need to lower my cholesterol (210). Thanks

  4. Support says:

    There is nothing wrong with the Prograde line, or the products that you have listed…

    The enzymes just work a little bit differently on pain and inflammation

    With supplements there are always options, for now it sounds like you have a good plan…


  5. Julie says:

    Jesse :
    Your detailed information on foods are so helpful especially on those that stop inflammation and
    pain. I am very dependent on foods to supply the needed natural nutrients rather than take expen-
    sive drugs and synthetic vitamins. Thanks again for your caring for us.

  6. karen says:

    jessie; i am 62 years old. ive suffered with sciatica nerve pain; spinal stenosis;neck pain;back pain;
    also ive had two major hip replacements.i am retired now. i had to go on disability. because of my back
    pain.thanks to you i only been on the heal n soothe for a couple of weeks. im not in the pain. i was in..
    i will contiue taking the heal n soothe.also ive tried the rub on have saved me a lot of money by
    not having to go to the doctor. ive had lumbar epideral injections.over the years. i had three of them in the past year. they didnt work. i went to another doctor. he was a spine specialist. he finally hit the right spot.i am terrified of needles. but i didnt have a choice. thank you so much for your products.karen.

    jessie; i am 62 years old. ive suffered over the years with sciatica; spinal stenosis’bulding herriated disc.

  7. Tina says:

    Loved to read your articles. They are very helpful. I exercise daily and walk at least 2 miles a day and often 4 miles a day. I also do half an hour of swim aerobics in a heated pool. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit and I do cook with olive oil. I do 4 crunches a day, maybe I should do more. I sure will share this emai with my sister who has had plenty of shots. I told her many a time walk through the pain and swim. I will eat more berries and will get omega 3 pills from the health food stores. I do not eat fish, eat very very little red meat and put some chicken in my soups. It seems that every half a year I get a bout of sciatica nerve problems. To me it just means more exercise, more swim aerobics. I love spinach and broccoli . I do your recommended exercises every morning. To me water aerobics is the answer, so is walking, and a hot wet towel to relieve the pain. Am I wrong? Thank you for all your excellent advice!

  8. david says:

    What is tart cherries ? where can i find it ?

  9. Roxanne says:

    Thanks for this wonderful information! Every disease starts with inflammation so thanks very much for the list of foods that help diminish it.

  10. Roxanne says:

    Health food stores like sprouts and Whole Foods sell tart cherries, their ? delicious!

  11. Gary W. Adams says:

    Enjoyed reading.

  12. Joycelyn Kong says:

    Your product is very good I get what it’s said it work for me I cannot take capsules only hard pills or liquid

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