Do you want to feel healthy, energetic, and fight disease and the signs of aging? Then you need to know about inflammation and how to reduce it.
If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, bacterial or viral infections, osteoporosis, arthritis, acid reflux, candidiasis or acne, then you could also have chronic, low-grade inflammation. In fact, if you have any number of other diseases, it is likely you have inflammation. And if you want to get or remain healthy, you definitely want to reduce the damaging effects of it!
Inflammation has a positive and negative affect in your body. Inflammation has a positive side because it helps your body respond to stress. But chronic low-grade inflammation is thought to be one of the leading causes of disease, premature aging and illness.
When you get a cold, your body responds with inflammation in the form of a fever that helps you heal. The inflammation does its job, gets rid of the virus, and disappears. But if your immunity is compromised and your body is constantly stressed, you might experience chronic low-grade inflammation that leaves you more susceptible to illness and disease.
Learn more about inflammation by reading Inflammation: The Real Cause of All Disease and How to Reduce and Prevent It.
You can help your body fight inflammation by reducing stress, eliminating sugar and processed foods, and getting enough sunshine.
Diet is a key part of your inflammation-fighting plan, and some foods have amazing anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are 10 excellent inflammation-fighting foods and ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle:1
Did you know that CocoBiotic has amazing anti-inflammatory effects on your body? On top of that it can also supercharge your immune system, reduce sugar cravings, and increase energy.
Tart cherries can reduce inflammation ten times better than aspirin! Once your inner ecosystem is well underway you are in stage 2 of Body Ecology. Tart cherries help reduce your risk for heart disease. They are certainly more delicious than the popular over-the-counter pill you are likely familiar with.
Spices: Ginger & Turmeric
While processed foods may seem like the easier choice at first, they deplete your health over the long haul.
Developing a healthy eating plan can sometimes seem difficult but like anything that is new, it becomes second nature over time. And the payoff is well worth it: with a proper diet, you can take a proactive stance against inflammation and disease by incorporating these superfoods into your life.
With diet and lifestyle choices that support your health, you'll fight disease, illness and the signs of aging!
Turner, Lisa, "10 Foods to Fight Inflammation," BetterNutrition.com.