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Top Foods for Fighting Inflammation With the Mediterranean Diet

1. Cruciferous vegetables

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and kale contain an antioxidant called Sulforaphane, which reduces both inflammation and risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

2. Berries

Research indicates that people who eat berries every day have improved immune systems and reduced risk for disease. Berries contain a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin, which is likely responsible for their incredible benefits. 

3. Peppers

Bell peppers and chili peppers are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which reduce inflammation and possibly promote healthy aging.

4. Fatty Fish

Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines are excellent sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation as well as the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. 

5. Nuts

Consuming nuts regularly is associated with fewer inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein and Interleukin 6. Almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and others serve as the perfect snack to satisfy your hunger and fill up on health-benefiting nutrients.

6. Spices

Cooking with herbs and spices is a great way to add flavor and nutrients to your diet. Turmeric and cinnamon are two of our favorite spices for this reason.