9 Foods That Fight Inflammation

by - December 06, 2015

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process. It’s a perfectly natural response to when something harmful irritates a part of us, our body tells us to remove it through the various signs and symptoms. This is especially notable during acute inflammation – for example when you scratch or cut yourself, the area will turn red and swell a little, drawing attention to it so you are more aware of it and also because it is working to heal it.

Acute inflammation is different to chronic inflammation which is a result of that stressor, whatever it may be, not going away. There are several causes of long term chronic inflammation which include:
  • Smoking
  • Emotional stress
  • Being overweight
  • Excess alcohol consumption.
  • Breathing polluted air.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Eating too many inflammatory foods.

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