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Best Anti-Inflammatory Fruits

Do you suffer from inflammation throughout your body? Interested in healthy foods that are known to reduce inflammation in the body? We’ve talked about spices and various other foods but today we wanted to talk about nature’s candy: fruit. Many people hear that fruit contains sugar and that they should avoid it, however, this isn’t exactly the case. Sugar in fruit is not added sugar, you shouldn’t overeat it, however, two or three servings of fruit a day or fine. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida is discussing the best anti-inflammatory fruits you should add to your diet. Have questions? Interested in nutritional guidance? Feel free to schedule your free 15 minute consultation with us.

Picture of Different Fruits

Cherries Research on cherries (including sweet and tart) has shown that they can actually lower inflammatory blood proteins and have effects comparable to ibuprofen. Cherries are even recommended for those that suffer from arthritis and inflammation of joints. Anthocyanins and polyphenolic compounds stop potential free radicals from damaging cells and can also improve overall sleep by increasing melatonin levels in the body (proper sleep can greatly reduce inflammation).

Strawberries We tend to hear about oranges when talking about Vitamin C but did you know a cup of strawberries contains 100% of your recommended daily Vitamin C? Vitamin C has been shown to improve functioning of the immune system and reduction of inflammation. Next time you want a sweet treat, try strawberries! Apples You’ve probably heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” before, right? While this may not be completely factual, apples can be extremely beneficial for you. They contain soluble fiber known as pectin, known as a prebiotic. These feed good microbes in the gut, improving your overall immune system and reducing inflammation throughout the body.

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These fruits are just a few of the many that can be anti-inflammatory. Just make sure you limit yourself to the recommended servings and you should be good. Fruit can be added to different things, made into dessert (sorbet, “ice-cream”, popsicles, etc.) or even added to water to add some flavor. Need more help with your diet or nutrition? Schedule an appointment with Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida today.


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