Anti-Inflammatory Foods


I’m well aware that running is hard on my body – it seems to constantly leave me with some form of ache or pain. I decided that a good thing to try might be eating more toward the anti-inflammatory end of the spectrum. According to Harvard Health, some of these foods include:

  • tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • leafy green vegetables
  • nuts
  • fatty fishes
  • berries

The more inflammatory foods, according to the same site, include:

  • refined carbs (white flour)
  • fried foods like french fries
  • soda
  • red meat
  • margarine/shortening

I have no idea if trying to eat more in the first category will help with my training soreness, but I like a lot of those foods anyway, so I’m going to try it – do any of you have experience eating to avoid inflammation?

15 comments on “Anti-Inflammatory Foods

  1. sudustories says:

    Turmeric works well…add a pinch in luke warm milk and drink or add a tsp on ur dialy vegetables while cookingπŸ˜ƒ

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  2. CathyAnn says:

    Hi there, thanks for highlighting anti/inflammatory foods. I’ve been wanting more information on this topic. I just read how inflammation is the root of most disease and overall aging. I’ve been exploring this topic. Please let’s us know if this helps you personally. Interesting πŸ‘

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  3. ginasgfreevegankitchen says:

    Turmeric is so helpful at fighting inflammation & steering away from processed foods. I have fibromyalgia & arthritis & these rules, plus trying to stick to a vegan diet help tremendously. I’m beginning to dabble in Ayurveda as well. Hoping that helps! I wish you luck!


  4. jr cline says:

    I do not. I happen to eat more off the first list than the second list.

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  5. Since I have been cooking vegan and eating mainly vegan over the past 3 years, I have seen a marked improvement in my arthritis. The change in our diet came about because my husband developed diabetes and wanted to control this with diet. It has worked- he takes much less medication. His doctor told him that though the research on vegan diet and diabetes is not conclusive, it has been clinically proven that a vegan diet is anti-inflammatory.
    We eat lots of vegetables and lentils and beans. Once you get used to it, it’s not too difficult. We do eat processed vegan food/ cheese that’s meant to imitate meat and real cheese.
    Hope this helps!

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  6. Plectrumm says:

    Try downloading “Inflammatory Factor” app! Will give you all the details behind most everything you can eat.


  7. Oops- sorry ! I meant to say that we do NOT eat processed vegan foods


  8. Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Please check out my latest blog if you decide to participate πŸ™‚ Monica x


  9. AskDaralynn says:

    What a great read! Each time I think I know whats best to eat, there is a new research that says I’m wrong again. Thanks for checking out my blog. Yours is so interesting I’ll be back again.

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  10. I believe you should also look at more alkaline foods. Another rule of thumb is to eat like a diabetic.

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  11. That’s odd they listed tomatoes as an anti-inflammatory foods as it’s a member of the nightshade family which cause inflammation in many folks.


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  13. eliotthecat says:

    Good list. I was thinking of what kind of inclusive recipe I could make with all of these anti-inflammatory foods.


  14. mernaseliman says:

    Hi There!! πŸ™‚ I am a kinesiology student and I volunteer with people with spinal cord injury, there was a study conducted in our lab that showed that the food you have up there ( the inflammatory) when it was eliminated from their diets, their inflammation response definitely decreased! Also, tomatoes seem to cause inflammation for that group as well…I guess you would have to try and see what works for you! I just wanted to share that with you! Great post, thank you.

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