The role of dietary components and their relation to anti-inflammatory properties in the body is a great way to prevent chronic disease, recover from workouts and in some cases help decrease chronic inflammation.

Always start with whole foods first. Phytochemicals are a great benefit to antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory foods.

Nutrient  – Food sources

Lycopene – tomatoes, grapefruit, guava                                                                                   Lutein – egg yolks, leafy greens                                                                                                       Zeaxanthin – green vegetables and eggs                                                                                 Astaxanthin – pacific salmon                                                                                                                  Catechins – tea