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Anti-Inflammation Foods

Posted by terrepruitt on November 2, 2010

I did a post on inflammation, listing a few things that might contribute to chronic inflammation. A state that stresses the delicate balance of the body. It really seems as if overly processed foods and fast foods are the culprits which is just more reasons to avoid foods of that nature. There are some foods that studies have shown that help fight inflammation, foods we can call “anti-inflammation foods” per se.

Omega 3 oil cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, herring, sardines)

Grass feed beef

Sweet potatoes


Olive oil

Hemp Oil



Brussels sprouts



Blue berries







Red grapes


Green leafy vegetables; dark green leaf lettuce, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens.

Now please keep in mind this is just a partial list. Everyone is different and with so many different bodies, one needs to take what they read and realize that it will not work for everyone. You have to work on yourself and your own diet. See how you feel when you cut some of the “inflammatory foods” out of your diet and add some of the “anti-inflammatory” foods in.

I teach Nia classes because I believe, in addition to food that helps, movement/exercise/being active helps.  I want to help people.

Again food that might help the immune system balance itself and not react with inflammation, something worth thinking about.

10 Responses to “Anti-Inflammation Foods”

  1. […] It helps slow digestion so it can help with spikes in the blood sugar.  It is considered an anti-inflammatory food, which is good to add to any diet because so many other foods are inflammatory foods.  Cinnamon […]


  2. niachick said

    Hi Terre!

    Thanks for the listing! Hemp oil and brussel sprouts are the only two on your listing that my husband and I do not use.

    Tumeric can also be purchased as a tincture for inflammation, too, but we do use the spice in many of our recipes because of it’s anti-inflammatory characteristics.

    Thanks again…I love that you want to help people! And you do!!



  3. This is really interesting to me, especially since Jason’s hospital stay was due to severe inflammation. His head, spleen, and all the water retention. 11 liters!
    It’s amazing what crappy food does to us. I never watched Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, but it sounds like his movie proved that.

    Love the list! Will definitely try some of those.


    • Your hubby’s situation is one of the things that had me looking into this type of stuff. Way too much inflammation going on in our bodies.

      Super Size Me made me almost cry. I had to watch it in two seatings so I wouldn’t. Health is so precious and he took his and just threw it away. Well, he MIGHT be better now, but I don’t know. I’m not sure he doesn’t have lasting ill effects from eating fast food for 30 days straight.

      Try some of these! And let me know of others you might hear about. Also maybe give not eating the stuff that causes inflammation a try too? Get at it from BOTH sides?


  4. suzicate said

    I eat many of those things. However, I find it difficult to find recipes that use turmeric. I somehow wound up with two jars in my cupboard! I think I bought them for specific recipes, and forgot about them!


    • I don’t know how to use turmeric. I believe that it is in curry and we have curry everyonce in awhile. Do you like curry? You can make your own powder:

      You can make your own:

      Toast 1/4 cup each cumin, cardamom and coriander seeds in a pan until spices become fragrant and begin to pop. Cook completely, then grind in a spice grinder or coffee grinder on the finest setting. Add 1/3 cup turmeric powder, 2 tablespoons mustard powder and cayenne pepper to taste. Keep sealed in an airtight container. If desired, you can also add ground ginger or other spices you love — in India, every curry is different, so feel free to customize yours.

      Read more: http://www.slashfood.com/2010/07/26/make-your-own-curry-powder-tip-of-the-day/#ixzz14QAo9Wl3

      Since I am not familiar with the signle flavor I don’t know what else to do with it. 🙂 If I find something I will let you know!


  5. […] me they don’t need additional sweet flavoring. As you may remember sweet potatoes were on the list of anti-inflammatory foods.  Yay!  So that is one of the health benefits.  They are also a great source of complex carbs […]


  6. […] protein in it garlic may help the body increase its production.  Garlic is also proving to be an anti-inflammatory.  Which affects the circulatory system, the muscular system, and our bones.  The properties in […]


  7. […] Research and studies are relating this state of being to many diseases.  You know there are foods that have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.  Do you know that there are foods that cause an inflammatory response in the […]


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