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Inflammatory Foods and Anti-Inflammatory Diets 

Mar 21, 2024 | Food as Medicine, Inflammation

I’m sure you have heard of “inflammatory foods” at one point or another.

But what exactly is inflammation, and what are inflammatory Foods? 🤔

Think of inflammation as white noise in the body. The louder the noise, the higher the risk of disease and unwell symptoms.

Inflammation isn’t all bad. If you cut yourself, for example, you want inflammation to heal the wound. We want to quench the chronic, circulating levels of inflammation.

Foods can exacerbate the negative inflammatory response, leading to a cascade of adverse effects on our health. The symptoms are endless: bloating, brain fog, joint pain, blood sugar and blood pressure imbalances, and weight gain. These foods often include processed snacks, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates, certain oils, and by simply eating more than your body needs!

⚡When we consume inflammatory foods regularly, the body’s immune response kicks into high gear, leading to chronic inflammation. This persistent inflammation has been linked to a host of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even certain cancers. Recognizing the impact of these foods on our bodies empowers us to take proactive steps toward better health.

⚡Anti-inflammatory diets incorporate foods that help reduce inflammation and promote overall well-being. These diets typically emphasize whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and anti-inflammatory spices.

Examples of anti-inflammatory foods are:

  • Salads
  • Fruit/Veg Smoothies
  • Nuts
  • Fatty fish
  • Spices like turmeric

By adopting an anti-inflammatory eating pattern, we can support our body’s natural healing processes and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

⚡Anti-inflammatory practices also include time spent limiting food in the body through meal spacing and portion control. These practices reduce the burden of overload and minimize inflammation.

⚡Knowing your DNA will give you valuable insights into your chronic inflammatory risk. Tailor-made nutrition and lifestyle strategies can then be crafted specifically for you!

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