We are bombarded by factors outside our body that cause inflammation every day. Whether it is a microbe, low-grade food allergies, poor posture or even water, the effects are unpleasant, to say the least! Some foods have natural properties that reduce or prevent inflammation of the tissues so add these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet asap!
Inflammation can last even after we have gone through a treatment, in which case we have to make definite changes in our diet – and our lifestyle in general – to combat what is now “chronic inflammation.” The best foods for us, in this case, are:
- Olive oil
- Pecan nuts
- Caju nuts
- Berries (all kinds)
- Chia seeds
Inflammation is a process through which the body responds to what it perceives as foreign – an possibly dangerous. Though a natural response, inflammation should also be an alarm trigger, not something we get used to. Longtime, it makes its mark on the body in other ways:
- Pronounced aging signs
- Vulnerability to infections
- Acid reflux
- Susceptibility to skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, fungal infections)
- Urinary tract infections
- High blood pressure
Foods to avoid – not that we’re saying anything new. We are only confirming what all medical specialists have been sustaining for years: no fried foods, no sodas, no refined carbs, no processed meats. These are not only causing inflammation in the body to persist, but are responsible for a long list of other health problems, including high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver damage, kidney damage and even depression and Alzheimer’s.
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