NutritionFacts.org

inflammation

Plant foods may sometimes be preferable to drugs, aspirin, and fish oil for reducing risks of inflammation. Nuts, apples (dried apples too), broccoli, Ceylon cinnamon, dragon’s blood, and black pepper will help protect the body from inflammation. On the other hand, meat (see also here), eggs, AGEs, and plastics containing BPA may increase the risk of inflammation. Though important to eat a variety of whole plant foods, fruits and vegetables with the highest anti-oxidant levels seem to reduce inflammation the most. Brain inflammation caused by ingesting arachidonic acid (found predominantly chicken and eggs—even when hens are not fed seal blubber) may explain why those eating plant-based diets have less stress, anxiety and depression and why putting people on an egg-free vegetarian diet may improve their mood.

See also the related blog posts: Fighting Inflammation With Food Synergy, Inflammation, Diet, and “Vitamin S”

Topic summary contributed by Jonathan Hodgson
To help out on the site, email volunteer@nutritionfacts.org

Watch videos about inflammation

  • Cancer Risk From French Fries
    Cancer Risk From French Fries
    The association between cancer and the consumption of deep-fried foods may be due to carcinogens formed at high temperatures in animal foods (heterocyclic amines and polycyclic hydrocarbons) and...
  • Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing fruits and vegetable extracts for their ability to treat seasonal allergies, improve lung...
  • Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
    A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
  • Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells
    Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells
    Unlike most other anti-cancer agents, the phytates naturally found in whole plant foods may trigger cancer cell differentiation, causing them to revert back to behaving more like normal cells.
  • Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
  • How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
    How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
    The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years, thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on...
  • Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
    Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
    The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of drugs versus curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
Page 2 of 1212345...10...Last »