Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Beat Bloating


By YJ Editor  |  

To skip or to stock? Avoid foods that promote inflammation and choose ones that keep bloating at bay.

See also: Ayurvedic Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now

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    SKIP: Processed Oils

    Your salad should taste and feel good. Steer clear of processed oils like cottonseed, soybean, and peanut to keep your body happy and healthy.

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    STOCK: Whole & Cracked Grains

    Easy on digestion and delicious as well, whole and cracked grains are a great anti-inflammatory snack choice.

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    SKIP: High-Glycemic Fruit

    They look sweet, juicy, and healthy. But if you're trying to bring down inflammation, skip high-glycemic tropical fruits like bananas, pineapple, mango, and papaya.

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    STOCK: Dark Chocolate

    Chocolate lovers rejoice! Plain dark chocolate is low in sugar, provides a healthy fat, and contains beneficial antioxidants.

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    SKIP: Refined, Processed Foods

    If it comes in a package and has countless ingredients you can't pronounce, odds are it's a big skip. Keep the shopping cart moving when passing refined, processed, and manufactured food, including quick-digesting carbs like bread, white potatoes, crackers, chips, and pastry.

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    STOCK: Tea

    Tea has been used for millenia to calm the system, and the proof keeps coming. The best choices for anti-inflammation are high quality white, green, or oolong tea.

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    SKIP: Sugar

    We all know it's not the best, but when inflammation kicks up, it's that time to give sugar (matter how sweet it may be) the boot. Yes, even juice!

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    STOCK: Healthy Oils

    Oils are essential for cooking, so instead of giving them the nix, simply choose your oils wisely. Try healthier options like extra virgin olive, coconut, grapeseed, organic expeller-pressed canola, avocado, sesame, and palm fruit.

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    SKIP: Coffee

    Ahhh, the refreshing taste of coffee in the morning. But remember that coffee can cause inflammation, so opt for tea next time before running to the coffee pot.

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    STOCK: Cool-Climate Fruits

    Indulge on these anti-inflammatory, cool-climate fruits like berries, cherries, apples, and pears. No inflammation? That's real sweet!