Diet and Fitness Health Lifestyle By Moses Marasco / May 23, 2017 Share Share Inflammation is quite a pain… Yes that was a pun… It’s highly effected by what goes in your mouth… But what’s the best stuff to eat for inflammation? What really halts the progression of that pain? Well here’s the top 10 foods for preventing, treating, and even putting a stop to inflammation… 1. Leafy Greens Leafy greens such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and watercress, are packed with antioxidants, chlorophyll, fiber, and other phytonutrients that protect your body from free radical damage and inflammation. 2. Olive oil A compound found in olive oil, called oleocanthal, interferes with 2 enzymes which are responsible for inflammation. Some have revealed that it works as an inflammation fighter… 3. Cherries Multiple studies have shown the benefits of drinking cherry juice to fight arthritis. Cherries, especially tart cherries, are packed with anthocyanins which have shown to be as effective as over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. 4. Raw Cacao Raw cacao is packed with flavanols which are known to reduce blood clotting and chronic inflammation in our body. 5. Ginger Ginger’s active compound inhibits nitric oxide production and reduces inflammation. 6. Chia Seeds These tiny seed is packed with antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. They work great in raw refrigerator jams, chia seed puddings, smoothies, or they can be used as an egg replacement in baked goods. 7. Turmeric Turmeric’s active compound curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory effects, and can be added to juices, smoothies, stews, soups or salads. 8. Berries Not only berries, but nearly all colorful whole foods are high in antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds. Acai, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are high in polyphenols which protect your tissues against inflammatory damage. 9. Citrus fruits Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and grapefruits are packed with vitamin C and other powerful anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Lemons are awesome… 10. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is quite the superfood. It fights inflammation, boosts metabolism, balances hormones, and tastes delicious.