Inflammation is one of those things that everyone suffers from to some degree, and it is the cause of many conditions that are mildly irritating all the way to ones that can create a great amount of suffering. Thankfully, nature has a way of reducing inflammation, and many of the following foods can help you do that.
1. Dark Chocolate
In an effort to keep you reading, we’re going to start with dessert. Because who doesn’t love chocolate? Dark Chocolate may be slightly more bitter than say, milk chocolate or the type you might drizzle over a Sunday, but it is most definitely chocolate, and can be quite tasty.
What’s better is that this awesome treat is filled with antioxidants antioxidants, particularly polyphenols that reduce inflammation. A study found that cocoa polyphenols found in dark chocolate can protect against cardiovascular disease through reducing inflammation. The Flavonoids in dark chocolate also play a role in reducing inflammation around arteries, keeping them healthy.
When choosing your dark chocolate treat, however, make sure to some that t have at least 70 percent cocoa because the cocoa plane is where the antioxidants are derived from.