quality and source,” he says.
Olive oil, which is a healthy fat rich in omega-3 fatty acids, is also great for fighting inflammation. However, before you go out and purchase a bottle, it’s important to note that all olive oil is not created equal.
“I would urge people to only buy olive oil that comes in a tinted glass bottle because that preserves the omega-3 acids and prevents oxidation of the ingredients,” Young says.
Foods containing vitamin D — such as eggs, fortified breads, and yogurt are also recommended.
Bioflavonoids, which can be found in red wine, blueberries, strawberries, and certain varieties of green tea also contain anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Spices and fermented foods
Spices, such as tumeric are also great at eliminating inflammation. “Turmeric is amazing,” says Young. He suggests sprinkling it lightly as a seasoning on fish.
Additionally, the probiotics found in fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut contain “good” bacteria, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
To get you started on implementing these tips into your daily diet, Young shared some of his favorite foods with Everyday Health: