The best anti-inflammatory foods high in healthy fats are avocados, grass-fed butter or ghee, wild-caught oily fish, and coconut oil. Coconut oil has numerous benefits, but two of the best are it's anti-bacterial and fat-burning effects. Avocado is an amazing superfood rich in potassium and healthy fats. Eating more avocados has benefits like lowering inflammation, improving heart health, and appetite control.
Wild-caught oily fish like sardines, anchovies or salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower inflammation, promote good heart health, and improve cognitive functions. A recent study in 2013, shows that omega-3 fatty acids has shown protection against several neurologic disorders and reduces inflammatory responses. (2)
Avoid oils and foods cooked in oils rich in omega-6 fats like: cottonseed, sunflower, canola, soybean, peanut, safflower and corn. Instead consume more healthy omega-3's like: wild caught oily fish, flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts, avocados and grass-fed beef. Use coconut oil or grass-fed butter to cook with instead of canola or vegetable oils.