Here Are 5 Foods That Help Reduce Inflammation

No matter how old you are, you may still have problems with your joints or internally.

There are some foods out there that are known to have anti inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation.

Here are 5 to consider adding to your diet.

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Dark Chocolate

If you eat dark chocolate with minimum 70% cocoa, it can really help you.

Cocoa seeds are one of the best antioxidants in the world and not only do they improve your mood and reduce heart disease risk and blood pressure, but they contain anti inflammatory effects that keep the arteries in good shape.

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Tumeric

Tumeric can easily be added to your diet as a ground spice or you can buy Tumeric pills from herbal stores.

Its powerful anti inflammatory effects help reduce joint inflammation and possibly prevent it too. It’s a powerful antioxidant and is very good for your skin.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes can easily be added in your salad or as a side to any dish, or eaten plain in chopped pieces.

It’s super high in vitamin C and potassium which is beneficial for your immune system, therefore it has high anti inflammatory properties.

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Olive Oil

Olive oil can be used as a dressing for salads or a replacement as cooking oil. It can also be used as an ingredient for a facial mask or to help soothe burns.

Since olive oil has oleocanthal, it works similarly to over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen. This is why it is like a natural anti inflammatory.

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Almonds

Almonds can be eaten in moderation, or consumed as almond milk. Almonds are beneficial for your skin, hair and nails too.

Almonds have vitamin E, therefore this helps reduce inflammation of blood vessels.

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