Top Tips on How to Fight Inflammation

Tips on How to Fight Inflammation

Fight off inflammation in the body with these tips.

Many Americans are not aware of how much harm inflammation can cause the body. While certain inflammation is to be expected, and even necessary when the body reacts to illness and injury, inflammation that is out of control can be dangerous. Chronic inflammation has been linked to numerous conditions, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers. To keep yours at bay, check out the top tips on how to fight excess inflammation.

Eat the Right Omegas
Omega-3 fatty acids, in foods like flaxseed and walnuts, are known inflammation fighters. If you’re not eating enough seeds and nuts, be sure to take a supplement. 

Add Some Spice
Curcumin (the bioactive ingredient in the spice turmeric) has lots of science behind it supporting its anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger is also a good spice to use regularly. Both of these spices are believed to suppress inflammation and prevent tumor formation.

 Shed the Pounds
Fat tissue is biologically active and will continue to pump out inflammatory chemicals. A person overweight may suffer from chronic inflammation. To decrease your risk, aim to lose a few pounds. 

Eat Less Meat
There are many healthy reasons to opt for a predominantly plant-based diet, and research has shown that less inflammation is one of them. A study found that a sugar molecule derived from red meat promotes inflammation and cancer profession. Swapping your meat for a vegan version could help keep systemic inflammation at bay.

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