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What proteins should I include in an anti-inflammatory diet?

Rachel Begun
Nutrition & Dietetics

The best sources of protein for an anti-inflammatory diet include:

  • plant-based proteins from beans, nuts and nut butters, and seeds
  • low-fat dairy, with a particular call out to Greek yogurt which is very high in protein
  • all sources of fish, with a particular call out to fatty fish containing omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon, mackerel and sardines
  • shellfish
  • lean cuts of meat and poultry, including beef and pork tenderloin, and skinless white meat of chicken and turkey

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