You probably shouldn’t be surprised to see blueberries on this list.
They are touted as one of the most powerful antioxidants available and most popular anti inflammatory fruits.
But what you may not know is that these sweet, blueberries also contain a very potent anti-inflammatory compound known as quercetin.
Quercetin is a powerful phytonutrient that helps fight excess inflammation, which helps to reduce the pain of arthritis (20).
Everyone knows that oranges are a key source of vitamin C, which is the number one remedy for colds and flu. But a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that taking vitamin C is also responsible for a 30 percent lower risk of developing RA (21).
11. Bok Choy
Bok choy is filled with a number of vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants—more than 70 in fact, including hydroxycinnamic acid, known to effectively reduce inflammation. Bok choy is also a key source of omega-3s, also powerful anti-inflammatory agents. This leafy green is also full of vitamin K, another powerful agent for regulating your body’s inflammatory responses (22).
12. Green Tea
Green tea is a widely known antioxidant. It is also full of a polyphenol known as catechin, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which constitutes up to 63 percent of all of the catechins found in green tea (23). Studies show that EGCG is 25 to 100 times more potent than both vitamins C and E when it comes to antioxidant abilities (24). Just one cup of green tea can provide 60 to 125 mg of catechins, including EGCG, which helps to lower inflammation and slow the destruction of cartilage (25).