POPULAR FOODS THAT REDUCE INFLAMMATION

Is it any surprise that fruits & vegetables are at the very top of the list? Tomatoes,for example,are loaded with an antioxidant called lycopene,

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Grapes, bell peppers, and avocadoes are just a few other examples of fresh produce items that can help stave off or reverse chronic inflammation.

Mohr says it's essential to consume more foods that are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as Alaskan Salmon. Other options include chia seeds, oysters, and flax seeds.

ALASKAN SALMON

"In addition to this higher intake of omega-3s, we want to decrease our intake of omega-6 fats, like those found in many ultra-processed foods that are common in the diet," says Mohr.

Fibrous foods may also help to lower inflammation, as research has shown that a high-fiber diet modifies both the pH and the permeability of the gut,

OATS

leading to a decrease in inflammatory compounds. These types of foods include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and oats.

In the Mohr household, Minute Rice, Instant Whole Grain Rice & Quinoa, and Ready to Serve Brown Rice are all major go-to's as they are convenient to make,

RICE AND QUINOA

while still offering fiber. Add some vegetables, black beans, and tofu to your next rice dish for even more flavor and fiber.

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