The Best Food Choices for an Anti-inflammatory Diet

Chronic inflammation has been associated with a range of conditions, and some evidence indicates lifestyle, and what we eat in particular, may contribute to inflammation. The scientific community agrees that chronic inflammation plays a noticeable role in such diseases as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers.The Best Food Choices for an Anti-inflammatory Diet

The Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) are the best choices for an anti-inflammatory diet which includes the following anti-inflammatory foods:

  1. Fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, kale, berries, red and orange peppers, citrus fruits and winter squash etc.
  2. Whole grains such as wheat, oats, brown rice, barley, and quinoa.
  3. Beans such as black, kidney, pinto and other beans are a great source of lean protein.
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish, nuts (walnuts) and plant oils like flaxseed oil.
  5. Oils in moderation which include olive oil, safflower or sunflower oil.
  6. Herbs and spices such as turmeric and ginger are proven to be anti-inflammatory.

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