I have discussed the benefits of anti-inflammatory foods and spices in past posts. Anti-inflammatory foods/spices are critical to making gains in the gym. It helps the muscles recover, and repair themselves. However, a recently released study has shown more benefits.
Adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet was associated with lower risks of dying from any cause, dying from cardiovascular causes, and dying from cancer in a recent Journal of Internal Medicine study. This study followed 68,273 Swedish men and women for 16 years who were placed on an anti-inflammatory diet. The participants had an 18% lower risk of all-cause mortality, a 20% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, and a 13% lower risk of cancer mortality than a control group.
Anti-inflammatory foods consist of fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, whole grain bread, whole grain breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, olive oil and canola oil, nuts, and chocolate (in moderation). Pro-inflammatory foods include unprocessed and processed red meat, organ meats, chips, and soft-drink beverages.
One of the doctors who helped run the study commented that even partial adherence to an anti-inflammatory diet may have health benefits.