10 Foods That Fight Inflammation
There are many drugs that help fight inflammation, but did you know there are also foods that fight inflammation? Here’s a list of 10 foods that have been found to decrease inflammation in the body.
Extra-virgin olive oil – an unrefined type of olive oil – contains a substance called oleocanthol that interferes with two enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2) involved with inflammation in the body. In fact, a 2005 study in the journal Nature found that oleocanthol inhibits inflammation in a way that’s identical to the painkiller ibuprofen.
— Last Modified: 04/24/2013, First Published: 05/09/2011