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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kathleen Jones

Foods That Help Reduce Inflammation

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Inflammation is a major cause of many problems in the body. It only increases as we age, so learning how to eat the right foods will help reduce many health problems related to inflammation and pain.

Green Leafy Veggies

Kale, bok choy, beets, kale and orange colored veggies all have chemicals in them that reduce inflammation.

Dark Chocolate

Use at least 70% dark chocolate and it will help reduce inflammation according to an Italian Study.


Cherries have chemicals like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries that are called anthocyanins, known to reduce inflammation.


They lower the risk of heart disease and inflammation.


They have antioxidants and phenols that really help keep the inflammation down.


The same as with Brussel sprouts, this contains lots of vitamins and minerals as well as sulforapane, (an inflammatory reducer).

Olive oil

Olive oil has a chemical that inhibits inflammatory enzymes. It tends to work like aspirin. Drizzle on salads and vegetables.


Many studies have shown that the enzyme called Bromelain, found in pineapples has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It has been shown to help with knee pain, arthritis and dental pain.

Onions and Garlic

They support the immune system and reduce inflammation.

Green teas

Better than coffee! Helps fight inflammation by protecting cells from damage.

Foods That Make Inflammatory Responses Worse

Fried Foods, White Bread, Sugar, Donuts, Bacon, Canned foods, Alcohol, Processed Foods, Deli Meats and Soda.

What you put into your body makes a difference! Eat Well for a Healthy Life!


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