Top Foods That May Help Relieve Inflammation Naturally 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Inflammation supports our natural defense system to fight against illness. However, chronic inflammation can result in diseases like diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disorders. 

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Our diet can help relieve inflammation. Here are some foods that are known to exert an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. 

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Fatty fish like salmon, tuna and, mackerel are packed with inflammation-fighting omega-3 fats. 

1. Fatty Fish 

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Green tea has an anti-inflammatory effect due to the presence of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) - a powerful antioxidant. 

2. Green Tea 

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Turmeric has been in use since ancient times to relieve inflammation. It contains a compound called curcumin with strong anti-inflammatory properties. 

3. Turmeric 

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Broccoli may help minimize inflammation in the body due to the presence of a compound called sulforaphane.  

4. Broccoli 

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A single cube of dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa content may help ease inflammation with its antioxidant effect. 

5. Dark Chocolate 

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Berries like strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry are packed with highly potent antioxidants called anthocyanins that are anti-inflammatory in nature.  

6. Berries