Here are a few tips to help you adopt an anti-inflammatory diet:

  • Try to include variety in your meals
  • Choose fresh, whole foods as often as possible
  • Cut down on processed foods
  • Include plenty of fresh produce
  • Cut down on low-quality animal products

And here are a few anti-inflammatory foods to include in your regimen:

  • Leafy greens: High in antioxidants and flavonoids that can help to combat inflammation
  • Salmon: High in omega-3 fatty acids, giving it an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Blueberries: High in quercetin, a flavonoid that fights inflammation
  • Broccoli: Loaded with vitamins, flavonoids and carotenoids, which work together to fight oxidative stress on the body
  • Beets: loaded with antioxidants, as shown by their bright purple color
  • Celery: demonstrates both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Pineapple: Contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that prevents blood platelets from sticking together, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes

These are just a few of the foods that can contribute to an anti-inflammatory diet. Many whole foods — especially fruits and vegetables — have anti-inflammatory properties.