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3 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation in the Body

By Genevieve Cunningham

Inflammation in the body is a bigger issue than most people realize. Many believe that if you can't actually see swelling, it must not be happening. But inflammation can occur whether you see it or not, and it can bring with it some negative side effects such as headaches, muscle aches, and stomach problems. If you would like to fight inflammation and its side effects, take a look at these foods to add to your diet today.


Tomatoes are an excellent choice to add to your diet. It’s thought that they contain natural anti-inflammatory agents that work to decrease existing inflammation in the body. And perhaps the best part is that tomatoes are really easy to add to your diet. If you’re a tomato fan, you can slice them up and eat them raw or on sandwiches. If you’re less of a tomato fan, you can dice them up incredibly small and add them to main dishes. Eating more tomato is an easy way to get essential nutrients and fight inflammation at the same time.


Tart cherries are thought to have one of the highest anti-inflammatory contents of any food. That’s pretty impressive and definitely powerful! Cherries can treat and prevent inflammation all over the body, but have been especially linked to reducing heart disease and arthritis. How can you get more cherry? Eat it raw, add it to snacks or desserts, or drink the juice. This is one of the tastiest options for reducing inflammation, so stock up and enjoy.


Salmon and other fatty fish are great for reducing inflammation. They contain fatty acids that lubricate the body and help reduce swelling and pain. And luckily, fish are incredibly healthy. They're a great option for lunch or dinner, and can even help boost overall health. By adding this food to your diet, you’ll be gaining multiple benefits to your body and health while managing inflammation at the same time. 

Inflammation in the body can be painful and dangerous. It wreaks havoc on multiple body systems and brings multiple negative side effects to the body as a whole. But like almost all other health conditions, diet can make a big difference. Add these foods to your menu and enjoy the healthy benefits that come with them.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in North Charleston, S.C.

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