Chances are, you don't do your anti-inflammatory meal shopping on Amazon. Whole Foods or Trader Joes? Yes, these are surefire sources of body-loving foods and beverages that go well beyond soothing inflammation. But Amazon? That's for last-minute home repair items and quick-ship beauty products... Right?
Wrong. Turns out, the E-commerce giant is a hotbed for nutritious, anti-inflammatory snacks you can get delivered straight to your door in two days' time. No, we're not talking about leafy bunches of kale or whole, head-on Alaskan salmon (although, thanks to Amazon Fresh, you could probably find those somewhere, too). We're talking about anti-inflammatory snacks loaded with things like antioxidants and omega-3s that you can nibble on on the go, giving your body a boost in just a few munches flat. From crunchy chips and salty trail mixes, to sweet fruit snacks and savory jerky, the Amazon shelves are stacked with anti-inflammatory goodness you're gonna want to add to your cart ASAP.
We're not saying to skip out on the hardy meals of greens and fish—we just think if your snack time could use a boost, these Amazon goodies have got you covered. It might save you a trip to the grocery store or two.
9 anti-inflammatory snacks you can shop on Amazon
Be-“leaf” it or not, dark, cruciferous greens are your biggest source of anti-inflammatory benefits. Leafy kale, spinach, Swiss charr, broccoli—these greens are loaded with antioxidants, which are rockstars at rejuvenating weary cells and reducing inflammation.
When it comes to snacks, you can always roast up your own kale chips with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of sea salt. Or, you can snag a bag of Rhythm Superfood’s crispy kale chips, which are perfectly dehydrated (not fried!) and tossed in the brand’s delectably tasting dressing. It’s the perfect in-a-pinch snack that’s easy to bring along to the office, on hikes, and wherever else you roam.
Fun fact: Dark chocolate isn’t just good for your heart, but a savior for swelling, too. That’s, once again, thanks to the amount of antioxidants found in the sweet treat, as well as the jackpot of other body-loving nutrients.
Meredith Renshaw, RD, LDN, a dietitian at Free Method Nutrition in Nashville, Tennessee, previously told us that, in addition to the carbs and good fats, there’s a healthy balance of fiber, vitamins, and minerals in each of the beloved Hu Kitchen chocolate bars, all of which support heart, gut, and joint health. These “gems” are the pop-able version of the bars, and are just as healthy, too. Add ’em to your cart and see what she’s talkin’ about.
Your body will go nuts for these California-grown walnuts from Snack Primal, which are the real deal in terms of flavor and health benefits. As nutritionist Barbara Mendez told us in 2018, it’s ideal to eat a handful of walnuts each day, as they’re chock-full of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are key to mitigate swelling, soreness, and joint pain.
These contain a whopping 3.1 grams of omega-3s in each serving. Throw some on to your morning yogurt, or eat ’em as is—they’re so tasty.
Or, double-down on your nut game with Toodaloo’s adaptogenic trail mixes which will have you getting all sorts of goodness, on and off the trail. These flavored mixes feature a mouth-watering assortment of sprouted nuts, superfruits, and all sorts of other naturally nutritious foods, like turmeric, cacao, and sea buckthorn. The taste is out of this world, and sure ain’t your Grandma’s GORP. But the health benefits are where it’s at, giving you the most bang for your buck in every bite on dietary must-haves, like fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants.
Nuts aren’t the only thing overflowing with omega-3s—fish is too. Especially wild caught Alaskan salmon, which, when it comes to nutrition, there’s nothing fishy about.
Skip the Slim Jim and reach for these salmon jerky bites instead, which are made from 100 percent wild caught Alaskan salmon, caught ethically by heritage local fishermen. They’re seasoned with a sweet maple glaze, coconut oil, and a dash of dill, so expect to be blown away in flavor. Oh, and there’s the nine grams of protein in every serving plus good fats, too.
As we previously reported, it’s not just leafy greens and fatty fishes—fruits, specifically those high in the enzyme bromelain, are key for fighting inflammation, too.
When you’re shopping on Amazon, add a pouch of dried pineapple or dried papaya to your cart. Especially if you have a sweet tooth, these dried fruits will tickle your tastebuds while boosting your daily dose of antioxidants. Your gut gets a boost too, since bromelain is also a digestive aid that helps keep things moving and grooving, so it’s a win-win (and a tasty one, to boot.)
TBH, you can’t really go wrong with a fistful of fresh, juicy blueberries if you want a quick boost of anti-inflammatory benefits. But these baked bars by Nature’s Bakery are a good call, too, and are an easy way to satiate yourself when you’re running late or dashing from errand to errand. Convenience aside, their nutrition is a game-changer, thanks to the fig/sun-dried blueberry filling and whole wheat bar. They’re also vegan, plant-based, dairy free, and kosher. *Adds to cart.*
Salmon jerky not your thing? Opt for this tropical treat instead. As we mentioned, pineapple feeds two birds with one scone on the nutrition front thanks to a little wondrous enzyme known as bromelain. Your gut and swollen joints or red skin will thank you, as bromelain doubles down on both digestion and inflammation at the same time. It doesn’t hurt that the jerky strips are absolutely scrumptious, either, and transport you to a Caribbean beach bite after bite.
In the mood for a mid-day smoothie or shake? Try Golde’s Matcha Turmeric Supperlatte Blend, which is stacked in antioxidants. Thanks to the rich, Japanese matcha, healthy turmeric, and tangy ginger—as well as a handful of other healthy ingredients—your body will love all the nutrients and support it gets from just one scoop. And it tastes delicious, whether you blend it with fruits, veggies, or ice cream.
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