10 Of The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

4. Coconut oil is one of the best anti-inflammatory foods

Besides the immune boosting medium chain saturated fat content, coconut oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.[15]

One study has shown that antioxidants extracted from virgin coconut oil to be more effective for inflammation reduction in arthritis than Indometacin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug often prescribed for arthritis.[16]

What to do: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day to your diet. Make sure it is cold pressed and not the cheaper chemically processed kind. Coconut oil can be used for cooking as it has a high smoke point of 350°F (175°C). Add it to your morning coffee and oatmeal to help boost metabolism for the day.


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