7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet ASAP

Amanda Montell
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Inflammation” is a major buzzword in the wellness community right now—and there’s a compelling reason why. Since the mid-20th Century, the Standard American Diet has come to include so much sugary hyper-processed food (frozen dinners, muesli bars, etc.) that more of us are suffering from excessive gut inflammation than ever before. The key word there is “excessive.” According to certified nutrition coach Candice Seti of The Weight Loss Therapist, a little bit of inflammation is actually a good thing—it’s how our bodies respond to injury or invasion. The problem is when our poor diets cause so much internal inflammation that we're put at risk for a slew of health problems including weight gain and bloating, sleep issues, headaches, joint pain, heart disease, and even some cancers.

But our guts aren’t totally screwed.Thankfully, there are also foods that help to combat this inflammation,” says Seti. “In particular, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high in antioxidants are powerhouses for warding off harmful inflammation and its detrimental effects.” To get specific, we asked Seti and certified nutrition coach Dana James to tell us their favourite anti-inflammatory foods and how we can incorporate them into our diets. Read on to discover seven inflammation-fighting ingredients to add to your diet ASAP.

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