Harvard Health Letter

Fight inflammation with food

To help lower inflammation in the body, dietitians recommend increasing dietary fiber, good fats, whole grains, and omega-3s. Fiber helps keep blood sugar stable, lowers cholesterol, and helps prevent the formation of small blood clots. Unsaturated fats help lower inflammation and cholesterol and stabilize the heartbeat. Whole grains are good at reducing inflammation because they also contain other inflammation-fighting substances—vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for many aspects of health, including reducing inflammation throughout the body.
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