Two types of fruit and a vegetable should become central parts of your diet in order to counter inflammation in your body, which is increasingly being recognised as one of the major causes of heart disease, some cancers, dementia and arthritis.

Eating more citrus fruits, dark leafy greens and tomatoes is a natural way to reduce inflammation, and adding wild salmon to your diet will also help, say researchers at the University of Alabama.

The fruits have high amounts of antioxidants, and the greens are rich in vitamin K, another natural anti-inflammatory, while wild-caught salmon add omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

Making sure the vegetables and fruits are as fresh as they can be, while avoiding processed and fried foods, will also help in reducing inflammation, and should mean you can do so without resorting to anti-inflammatory drugs. (Source: University of Alabama website).