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6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Increase

Our bodies are amazing, and one way they respond to stress or injury is through inflammation. While this process is natural and can be helpful in the short term, chronic inflammation can lead to health issues like obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and arthritis.

The good news is that certain foods can help fight inflammation and support overall well-being. Let's explore the top five anti-inflammatory foods you can easily incorporate into your diet.


Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, are not only delicious but packed with antioxidants that help combat inflammation. These tiny powerhouses are rich in vitamins and fiber, making them a fantastic addition to your daily meals or snacks.

Fatty Fish

Fish like salmon, black cod, bluefin tuna, cobia, mackerel, and sardines are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, known for their anti-inflammatory properties. These healthy fats help reduce inflammation in the body and support heart health. Aim to include fatty fish in your diet a couple of times each week.

Leafy Greens

Dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and arugula are nutrient-dense and boast anti-inflammatory benefits. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these greens can be enjoyed in salads, smoothies, or as side dishes to complement your meals.

Nuts and Seeds

Walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are excellent sources of anti-inflammatory nutrients. These nuts and seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Snack on a handful of nuts or sprinkle seeds on your yogurt or oatmeal to harness their anti-inflammatory goodness.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are nutritional powerhouses. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including sulforaphane, they possess potent anti-inflammatory properties. Sulforaphane has been linked to reduced inflammation and may contribute to a lower risk of chronic diseases. Incorporate broccoli into your meals by steaming, roasting, or adding it to stir-fries and salads for a flavorful and nutritious boost.


Spices contain compounds that have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Consider adding these spices to your cooking or enjoying a warm cup of spiced tea to harness the potential health benefits.

Incorporating these anti-inflammatory foods into your diet can be a tasty and effective way to support your body's natural defense mechanisms. Remember, it's not about drastic changes but rather making small, sustainable adjustments.

By embracing a variety of colorful and nutrient-packed foods, you contribute to a diet that promotes overall health and fights inflammation. Get started on your anti-inflammatory diet with the RENEW Recipes.

Curious about which foods cause inflammation? Check out Top Inflammatory Foods to Reduce.

6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Increase
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Harvard Health Publishing. (n.d.). Foods that fight inflammation. Harvard Health Blog.

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