11 Foods to Prevent Acute Inflammation Or Calm It Naturally


Inflammation is a natural response from your body that occurs from a stressful situation such as emotional stress or physical stress. There are numerous foods which prevent and even stop inflammation and help you to avoid common health problems. These foods are rich in nutrients and properties that relieve muscle pain and ease stress in the entire body.

Symptoms of chronic inflammation are frequent headaches, loss of appetite, muscle stiffness, loss of energy, chills, fever, and persistent diarrhea.

11 Foods to Prevent Acute Inflammation Naturally


Broccoli is high in both potassium and magnesium, and its antioxidants are particularly potent anti-inflammatory. Broccoli is an antioxidant powerhouse, with key vitamins, flavonoids and carotenoids. These work together to lower oxidative stress in the body and help battle both chronic inflammation and the risk of developing cancer.


These little blue fruits contain anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that fights inflammation and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powerhouse, containing essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, strontium, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine. It has ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health.

Olive Oil

Olive polyphenols have been shown to lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, which is a marker for determining the likelihood of inflammation in the body. A staple of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil helps reduce the risk of strokes and some cancers.


Turmeric’s primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component. Due to its high anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is highly effective at helping people manage rheumatoid arthritis.


Avocados are absolutely amazing in protecting your cells, as they contains various anti-inflammatory nutrients: phytosterols, carotenoid antioxidants (including lutein, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, etc.), vitamins C and E, minerals such as manganese, selenium and zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and many other beneficial compounds.


Ginger is another immune modulator that helps reduce inflammation caused by overactive immune responses. It believes that because ginger is so effective at warming the body, it can help break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs. It’s also known to cleanse the lymphatic system, our body’s sewage system.

Hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which, as previously mentioned, are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which is a beneficial type of omega-6 fatty acid that works in the body as an anti-inflammatory messenger.


This anti-inflammatory herb has also been shown in some research to boost memory. Perfect in poultry dishes, sage has been used for centuries and contains flavonoids that help to reduce swelling.


Cayenne is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Capsaicin, the oily compound in cayenne and its peppery cousins, is the active ingredient in many prescription and over-the-counter creams, ointments, and patches for arthritis and muscle pain.


The pineapple enzyme bromelain is thought to alleviate swelling associated with osteoarthritis, because this compound has demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity in laboratory research.


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