30 foods that fight inflammation

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols, a family of molecules known for their antioxidant properties and fighting free radicals. One study even concluded that regularly eating small amounts of dark chocolate may help reduce inflammation.

Olive oil

Avoid using oils rich in omega-6, such as sunflower and corn oil, when cooking. Phenolic compounds present in olive oil help fight inflammation.

Smoked salmon

Smoked salmon has higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, fatty acids, than non-smoked salmon. Eating smoked salmon occasionally may help fight inflammation.


This fruit is a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. According to a study, the anti-inflammatory action of avocado is beneficial.


Along with helping to reduce your risk of contracting heart disease, almonds have well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Chop them into your breakfast cereal or salad. Always take unsalted almonds.

Cashew nuts

One study concluded that frequently eating nuts, including cashews, helped reduce inflammation. To mix things up a bit, why not try cashew milk.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds have amazing anti-inflammatory properties and are great in desserts or jams. Chia seeds mixed with water can be used in place of eggs in many recipes.

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