While there’s no question that our eating habits have a big influence on our health, some health experts believe that certain foods can help reduce inflammation. According to the Arthritis Foundation, a number of nutrition experts and health researchers believe that inflammation in the body may be associated with a number of health problems, including arthritis, cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Although the results of this research is still being debated, clinical studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids work the same way in the body as the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen. And most experts agree that trading “junk” or “fast” food that is processed, sugary or fried for antioxidant-rich foods may lead to better health overall.
Here are 10 healthy, nutritious foods that the Arthritis Foundation recommends as having anti-inflammatory effects on the body: