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10 Nutrients That Will Reduce Inflammation

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

There is a lot of debate over what precisely anti-inflammatory food is and if it's essential to our diet. Studies show that it is; not only that but specific nutrients have been looked at, time and time again specifically for inflammation reduction. Today I will let you know what these nutrients are (and foods that contain these nutrients) that reduce inflammatory biomarkers.

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

Food sources: Fruits, vegetables, plant foods

Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Food sources: Chia seeds, Algal oil, Hemp seeds, walnuts, flaxseeds, Perilla oil

Monounsaturated fatty acids

Food sources: olive oil and olives, canola oil, nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, and macadamias) and nut butters, avocados

Vitamin D

Food sources: Salmon, tuna, sardines, egg yolk, mushrooms, cow's milk, or plant-based fortified milk

Fruits with enzymatic proteins

Food sources: Papaya, mango, pineapple, kimchi, kefir, kiwis, ginger, asparagus, sauerkraut, yogurt


Food sources: Whole eggs, caviar, Shiitake mushrooms, soybeans, almonds, lima beans, quinoa


Food sources: Beets, broccoli, shellfish (especially shrimp), spinach, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat bread

Vitamin C

Food sources: Barbados (acerola) cherries, guava, cantaloupe, kiwi, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, lemons, lychee, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, oranges, snow peas

Herbs and Spices

Food sources: Turmeric, black pepper, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, chili peppers, cloves, cardamom, ginseng, rosemary


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