Red onions are rich in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant also found in tea and apples. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory properties, making onion a worthwhile addition to salads and stir-fries.
Used in Chinese and Indian medicine to stimulate digestion, cayenne does more than give your food a fiery kick. Along with chilli and black pepper, it’s also renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Traditionally used as a wound dressing to promote healing, honey also contains a wide variety of nutrients, and is a perfect high-GI sugar for fast carb replenishment.
Pineapple isn’t just a good antiseptic, but also a worthwhile source of vitamins A, B and C. Plus, bromelain, the enzyme found in pineapple, helps in protein digestion
Most fresh fruits are anti-inflammatory by nature, but none more so than purple grapes and berries. They’re rich in the potent antioxidants proanthocyanins, which are powerful anti-inflammatories.