Anti-Inflammatory Salads: Must-Have Ingredients

Inflammation Relief in a Bowl

Preparing a salad is the easiest way to pack lots of anti-inflammatory ingredients into one delicious bowl. But what ingredients are best?

Anti-Inflammatory Salad Staples

Use foods rich in antioxidants, omega-3, fibres, and healthy fats to build your anti-inflammatory salad. Next is what to shop for, plus recipe ideas!

Veggie Combo Base

Start with a mix of leafy greens and cruciferous veggies. Think of raw kale, fresh spinach, shredded cabbage and grated radishes.

Also add a third vegetable choosing from orange/red varieties like carrots, peppers, or tomatoes for extra anti-inflammatory power.

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Fruity Twist

Then, supercharge your salad with a handful of antioxidant-rich berries or a cut-up orange.

Other fruits good for inflammation include grapes, cherries and pineapple. All a fun addition to salads!

Healthy Fat Toppings

Use avocado, olives, and almonds as anti-inflammatory toppings rich in healthy unsaturated fats.

Omega-3 Boost

Include a source of omega-3: these inflammation-fighting fats are found in flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.

In with Fibres

Round up your salad with black beans or red kidney beans for a good dose of fibres, which reduce inflammation by supporting gut health!

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