#40 Food For Thought: Fighting Inflammation Through Diet


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Food For Thought: Fighting Inflammation Through Diet

First off.. What is inflammation anyways?! Inflammation is your immune systems natural in-borne defense mechanism to fight off invaders such as viruses, bacteria, or other toxins and trauma brought into our bodies. Inflammation be acute or chronic. In acute inflammatory situations, your body responds to a sudden trauma or invader such as a broken bone, sprained ankle, or contracting a virus. In certain situations, individuals experience chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammatory situations produce a steady, low grade, constant inflammatory response throughout the whole body. This soon leads to your immune system starting to attack internal organs and healthy cells. Over time, chronic inflammation throughout the body can lead to many health problems and complications.

How to combat inflammation through diet?

Fighting inflammation through dietary changes is a great place to start! Some of the biggest inflammatory causing foods can be found containing sugar, dairy, gluten, high processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. Eliminating these inflammatory causing agents and replacing with these anti-inflammatory substitutions is a great way to fight off inflammation:

-Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale

-Healthy fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel

-Healthy fat such as that found in avocado and olive oil

-Low sugar fruits like strawberries, black berries, and blueberries

-Fermented food such as sauerkraut and kimchi

How to combat inflammation through supplementation?

Good quality supplements can also aid in helping your body fight against inflammation. Here are 5 supplements to help combat inflammation:

-Turmeric & Curcumin

-Fish Oil

-Ginger Root

-Chlorella & Spirulina


Taking preventative actions and adding in healthy dietary changes can help you live a healthier, happier, and more positive life without the constant stress of pain and discomfort brought on my inflammation!