Reduce Inflammation and Slow Aging with 7 Vegetables

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that the body uses to make vitamin A, which supports bone and skin health, especially as we age, says Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, registered dietitian and author of The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook and Fueling Male Fertility. 

Bell peppers may be eaten fresh or cooked with your favorite dip. Our nutritionists say they reduce inflammation and decrease aging.

Another nutrient-dense food, broccoli may be added to your next supper to reduce age-related disorders connected to chronic inflammation.

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People have varied emotions about potatoes since they are carb-heavy, yet this root vegetable has minerals that can prevent aging.

Spinach, kale, arugula, romaine lettuce, and Swiss chard are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They include fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, E, and K.

The Journal of Medicinal Food says garlic's sulfur-containing components reduce inflammation. A paper in Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry found that these organosulfur compounds may enhance your immune system and prevent certain malignant tumors.

Onions are high in potassium, which reduces inflammation. The antioxidant quercetin is abundant in this vegetable. Nutrients reports that quercetin may boost immunity and reduce inflammatory indicators, while Frontiers in Immunology discovered that it may reduce autoimmune condition symptoms.

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