Inflammation is right up there with sugar in terms of scary wellness words. You’ve probably heard the laundry list of ailments it’s tied to: acne, sleeping problems, gut issues, and even life-threatening conditions, like heart disease.

The good news is that you can eat your way to better health—as long as you’re filling up on the right foods.

Graphic: Abby Maker for Well+Good

Graphic: Abby Maker for Well+Good

Keep in mind, though, that following the anti-inflammatory food pyramid should be used as a helpful guide—not something to stress over (hello, cortisol). After all, it mostly comes down to one thing: eating nutritious whole foods and filling up on lots of greens. 

 EMILY LAURENCE, APRIL 26, 2017