6. Dry Beans
Dry beans are all excellent plant-based foods with anti-inflammatory properties such as minerals, B vitamins, and vitamin K. They’re also chock-full of fiber, antioxidant rich polyphenols and magnesium. In recent studies, magnesium has been shown to help reduce inflammation. One study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research in particular found that a deficiency in magnesium was associated with an increase in inflammation, leading researchers to conclude that a diet rich in magnesium would reverse these effects.
Some varieties of beans include navy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans — all waiting for you to eat them and make steps toward a healthful life without damaging inflammation.