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Anti-Inflammatory Diet 101

By incorporating these herbs and spices into your diet, you get great flavors with healing properties. Researchers from the University of Michigan have found, for example, that basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin!

Top anti-inflammatory herbs and spices:

Ginger
Turmeric
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Rosemary
Basil
Cardamon
Chives
Cilantro
Cloves
Garlic
Parsley

Ready to tame the inflammation? Try these:
Parsley, garlic, and superfood walnuts: Parsley & Walnut Pesto
Double yummy whammy!: Ginger & Turmeric Tea
The all-star anti-inflammatory round-up: Vegetarian Curry

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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5:14AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

Garlic rules!

11:51AM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

This soooo did not need to be two pages! However, that being said, it has a good list of healthy foods that you should want to consume, even if you're not worrying about inflammation.

4:54AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

We are what we eat

4:47AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Thank you :)

3:50AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Thanks. It's all really common sense!

12:07AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Thanks for the good article.
Happily, that sounds like a summary of my diet - except that I include a pinch of nutmeg with the cloves, cinnamon with my breakfast. No wonder I feel so healthy, except for the current allergies I'm reacting to.

10:23PM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Thanks for the excellent information, Melissa.

12:38PM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Interesting!

4:33AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Thank you.

3:47AM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Okay - thanks

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