Top 15 Foods That Help Fight Chronic Inflammation

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

anti-inflammatory foods

foods that fight chronic inflammationInflammation is the bane of many doctors and patients’ existence. It accompanies many infections and bodily injuries and is infamous for increasing pain and hampering the healing process.

Modern physicians have focused more on treating inflammation with pharmaceutical drugs than doing it naturally. However, many natural foods can decrease your dependence on anti-inflammatory drugs while also boosting your health and comfort level. The following are the top 15 foods that help fight inflammation and taste great enough to eat:

1. Papaya

This fruit contains antioxidants and enzymes that help keep swelling down. It is also excellent for softening skin [1].

foods that fight chronic inflammation

2. Berries

Blueberries, raspberries, and many other types of berries provide phytonutrients to the body that help it fight inflammation. Additionally, these phytonutrients help repair cells and make new ones [2].

3. Cherries

Cherry extract is up to 10 times stronger at fighting inflammation in the body than aspirin. Eating pitted cherries is an effective food to help fight pain from gout and arthritis and will help you sleep more soundly [3].

4. Citrus

Packed with vitamin C and inflammation-fighting antioxidants, citrus fruits are incredibly healthy. Not only do they help fight swelling, they also help fend off viral and bacterial infections [4].

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5. Pineapple

This tropical fruit is mouthwateringly delicious in desserts and cocktails, but also has many health benefits. The inflammation killing enzyme Bromelain is found in pineapples and has been used to help patients with osteoporosis and arthritis [5].