Top anti-inflammatory foods

It's all in the food you eat.

Research shows new links between chronic inflammation and a wide range of diseases. Here, Lana Nowakowski shares an extensive list of anti-inflammatory foods that can help manage inflammation.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring and sardines
  • Brightly coloured vegetables, such as beetroot, capsicum, carrots, green leafy vegetables, and squash
  • Cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips
  • Brightly coloured fruits, such as apples, apricots, avocado, berries, cherries, mango, oranges, pineapple, red grapes, and tomatoes
  • Herbs and spices, especially ginger, garlic, chilli, cinnamon, curry powder and turmeric
  • Wholegrains such as barley, brown rice, buckwheat, oats and quinoa
  • Beans and legumes, such as cannellini beans, chickpeas, lentils and red kidney beans
  • Nuts, especially almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts (up to a handful a day)
  • Chia, flax and hemp seeds

Want to know how these anti-inflammatory foods actually work? Grab the August-September 2016 issue of Australian Natural Health Magazine for the full article and more. 

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