Inflammation can show itself in many different forms: general discomfort, arthritis and even poor wound healing. While we certainly acknowledge that severe forms of inflammatory diseases should best be managed with the help of your doctor, there are some lifestyle changes you may want to consider to fight general inflammation. 
Our first piece of advice — eat foods high in antioxidants. Taming inflammation is top of the list when it comes to the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods. Luckily some of the foods with the highest amounts of antioxidants are just plain healthy (and delicious.)

Check out these top antioxidant-rich foods and a few tips on how to add them to your day:
Leafy Green Veggies –  Scour the produce section for your pick of the crop. Spinach, kale, romaine and arugula are excellent selections. Try this Green Smoothie Bowl or revamp snack time with these Crispy Kale Cheddar Chips.

Green Smoothie Bowl

Crispy Kale Chips with Cheddar

Olive Oil – It’s great for cooking but can also be incorporated into dressings like the one for this Bell Pepper Salad with Sweet Balsamic or dips like these Roasted Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip.

Bell Pepper Salad with Sweet Balsamic

Fruit – Fruit, especially blueberries and pineapple are high in fiber and antioxidants. Breakfast, desserts and snacks will be even sweeter with this Blueberry Lemon Smoothie but dinner time can also spotlight this Pineapple Black Bean Salsa.

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Nuts – Walnuts, almonds, cashews and more are killing it in the nut butter department but snacks like these On-The-Go Almond, Cheddar and Apple snacks and appetizers like these Apple Cheddar Walnut Toasts are oh-so delicious as well!

On-The-Go Almond, Cheddar and Apple snacks

Apple Cheddar Walnut Toasts

Salmon – Double up on protein and antioxidants with this delectable fish. Go for a dish the whole family will love like these Simple Salmon Cakes with Greek Yogurt or throw a dinner party and wow your guests with this Oven Roasted Salmon with Cabot Cheddar Polenta.
Simple Salmon Cakes with Greek Yogurt
Oven Roasted Salmon with Cabot Cheddar Polenta

Need more recipe ideas?
Make a Super Green Avocado Smoothie Bowl to start your day off right.

Super Green Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Try this colorful little number: Salad with Oranges, Beets and Cheddar.

Salad with Oranges, Beets and Cheddar

Go green and dive into this Kale Caesar Salad with Alpine Cheddar.
Kale Caesar Salad with Alpine Cheddar

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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