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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAn anti-inflammatory diet, combined with completely chewing your food and drinking plenty of water, will help your body better exploit the medicinal qualities in food. As your body starts to reap the benefits of good nutrition, inflammation subsides, and this will go a long way in minimizing any symptoms you experience. Surely there will be times when you backslide, and that is to be expected. Just pick yourself up and get back on the diet. If you find yourself throwing the baby out with the bathwater, seek additional help.
Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This is a great question! There are in fact certain foods, as part of a Mediterranean diet, which reduce inflammation. A few of these include 100% whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables -- blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, as well as healthy fats such as nuts, and extra virgin olive oil. These foods reduce inflammation at the cellular level and promote good health.