Eating anti-inflammatory foods is an excellent way to fight the signs of aging and improve the health of your skin. Inflammation caused by high-glucose and spicy foods can lead to an array of skin issues, from clogged pores and cystic acne to the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles. You can combat these conditions by eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, which also boosts the results of the anti-aging treatments you receive at our medical skin spa. In addition, a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and bolster heart health.

Here are 7 foods with anti-inflammatory properties to incorporate into your diet.

1. Dark leafy greens.

Dark leafy greens such as broccoli, kale, spinach and collard greens are packed with vitamins and minerals that help fight inflammation.

2. Ginger.

Ginger boasts an array of cooling and healing properties. For best results, eat fresh ginger root.

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3. Turmeric.

This flavorful herb is a powerful agent that fights the gamut of inflammatory conditions, from breakouts and cell damage to arthritis and autoimmunity disorders.

4. Berries.

Berries are loaded with antioxidants including ellagic acid and proanthocyanidins, which fight inflammation and free radical damage. All berries are good for your skin, from strawberries and cranberries to raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Keep in mind that the darker the berry, the higher the antioxidant content.

5. Fatty fish.

The high content of omega-3 fatty acids in various types of fish promotes healthy skin and reduces inflammation. Some good choices include tuna, salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring and sardines. If seafood is not your thing, consider taking fish oil supplements.

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6. Whole grains.

Whole grains are rich in fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and reduces the C-reactive protein found in the blood that causes inflammation.

7. Bell Peppers.

These colorful vegetables are loaded with vitamin C, which promotes collagen production, and antioxidant carotenoids that combat oxidative damage.

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Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.