Inflammation is our body’s protective measure against foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. When inflammation occurs, white blood cells secrete chemicals into blood or infected cells to protect our body. This healthy immune response plays a crucial role in healing process and enables our bodies to heal injuries and fight infections.
Chronic inflammation, however, is a horse of a different color. It’s a dangerous state which happens when the triggered inflammatory process avoids turning off. White blood cells continue to release protective chemicals constantly and it may lead to dangerous diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer, heart diseases, and cancer.1The global diabetes epidemic as a consequence of lifestyle-induced low-grade inflammation. 2Markers of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease 3Inflammation and cancer
The main culprits of chronic inflammation are:
- Stress 4From stress to inflammation and major depressive disorder: a social signal transduction theory of depression
- Obesity 5Inflammatory mechanisms in obesity
- Sedentary lifestyle 6Sedentary time and markers of chronic low-grade inflammation in a high risk population 7Self-reported sitting time and markers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and adiposity
- Excessive use of alcohol 8Alcohol intake and systemic markers of inflammation
- Excessive use of inflammatory foods such as sugar, refined carbs, trans fats, etc. 9Effects of chronic sugar consumption on lipid accumulation and autophagy in the skeletal muscle 10Excessive refined carbohydrates and scarce micronutrients intakes increase inflammatory mediators and insulin resistance in prepubertal and pubertal obese children independently of obesity 11Trans Fatty Acids: Are Its Cardiovascular Risks Fully Appreciated?
So, to fight inflammation you need to undergo some lifestyle changes such as exercising on a frequent basis, avoiding to use foods which cause inflammation, and adding foods which fight inflammation to your diet. So it’s important to have an effective diet plan and a proper exercise program in place to fight inflammation.
“Organic Total Body Reboot” is such a program. This program, which has been produced by celebrity trainer Thomas Delauer, has helped hundreds of thousands of people to fight inflammation, drop body fat and live a healthier, less painful, more active life. Click here to learn more about this program.
One of the most potent anti-inflammatory foods, among the list provided below, which you absolutely need to incorporate into your diet to fight inflammation is turmeric. Turmeric contains large amounts of Curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory element which is ideal for treating inflammation-related diseases and is not available in any other food. You can use it, in cooking, as an ingredient of different kinds of foods such as soups and stews.
Another great way to incorporate turmeric into your diet is by drinking a glass of golden milk everyday in the morning. Golden milk is a delicious drink which has been used for thousands of years in eastern cultures such as Japan for its healing properties. Its main ingredients are turmeric and coconut milk. You can find the recipe in here.
A trouble-free method to incorporate turmeric in your diet is by taking turmeric pills sold in capsule form as a dietary supplement. There are many kinds of turmeric supplements available in the market which you can choose from. I use Purathrive’s Turmeric Pills due to their special formula and the addition of Fulvic Acid to their supplements which improves the absorption of turmeric nutrients greatly and boosts it’s effectiveness significantly. My mother also uses it as a natural and powerful painkiller and it has helped with her chronic knee and hip pain. Click here to learn more about Purathrive’s Turmeric Pills.
Below I have prepared a complete list of inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory foods in the form of an infographic. Use this infographic as a reference to figure out what foods you need to use and what foods you have to avoid in order to fight inflammation.
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