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What is Chronic Inflammation?

Inflammation is a defence mechanism in the body. The immune system recognizes damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens, and it begins the healing process. Chronic inflammation however, is inflammation that lasts months or even years and can be damaging to your body and your overall health and longevity. There are a number of foods that target inflammation to prevent long-term damage.

Facts on inflammation

  • Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection to remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process.
  • Inflammation is part of the body's immune response.
  • Infections, wounds, and any damage to tissue would not be able to heal without an inflammatory response.
  • Chronic inflammation can eventually cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers and rheumatoid arthritis.

6 Foods That Target Inflammation.

It's possible to prevent and even reverse inflammatory symptoms by selectively choosing and eliminating foods. First and foremost you want to eliminate refined sugars and foods high in sugar, processed foods, fried foods (or fast food/take-out), and starchy or wheat-heavy foods. Incorporate more of the following six foods to your diet.

1. Turmeric

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is highly anti-inflammatory.

2. Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens like kale or spinach, contain vitamins A, C, E, and K plus are packed with powerful antioxidants.

3. Green Tea

Green tea is high in EGCG which reduces inflammation and protects cells from damage.

4. Berries

Berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins that reduce inflammation and boost immunity.

5. Onions

Onions are one of the richest sources of flavonoids - antioxidants that reduce free radicals.

6. Pineapple

Pineapple is filled with phytonutrients and bromelain, an anti-inflammatory digestive enzyme.

Nourish Yourself with Nutrient-Rich Superfoods

The foods you choose make a huge impact on your pain. Always consult with your physician or doctor if you're making major changes in your diet. If you suffer from arthritis and are interested in reducing joint pain and inflammation discover The Ultimate Diet for Joint Pain and Arthritis Sufferers.



  1. Everything you need to know about inflammation. Medical News Today. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248423.php


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