Inflammation is in the core of every chronic disease known to man.
Acute inflammation is a good thing actually. It’s your body’s defense against viruses and any “foreign” objects and otherwise our body’s way to heal any injury – In skin, tissues and bones.
But when inflammation becomes chronic, it start to post a real threat to our health and can cause all sorts of diseases, including cancer.
Inflammation accumulates until your body just can’t “keep up” anymore.
How to Know How Much Inflammation Your Body is Dealing With
C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. When its levels are rising, it means that systemic inflammation is wrecking havoc on your body.
It just takes a simple blood test to find out your CRP levels and then you’ll know just about how much inflammation you have.
If you suffer from pain, you probably already have anti-inflammatory drugs and maybe you have received steroids. Those are fine for short-term use (if you don’t mind the side effects and risks), but they are in no way a solution or cure.
Inflammatory Foods List To Avoid
When it comes to naturally eliminate inflammation and pain, the food you eat is a critical piece of the puzzle. We usually consume too much trans fat, sugar and processed foods, which make it even harder for your body to fight inflammation.
It’s too busy trying to get rid of all the other toxins you’re stuffing in it.
All of the inflammatory foods below increase inflammation and lead to obesity and generally a life of pain and discomfort:
- Sugar, from any source, but mainly processed.
- Oils such as vegetable and corn
- Any processed food
- French Fries
- White bread
- Ice Cream
- Cheddar Cheeses (the most, but all dairy products are great “snacks” for inflammation.
- Soda, caffeine and alcohol
- Non-natural/homemade Snack foods
Best Anti-Inflammation Foods
You should help your body much more by giving it what it needs to function properly and get rid of the inflammation and the pain fast.
If you are in a lot of pain you can get faster relief with a natural anti-inflammation supplement. This way you can relieve your pain naturally and without the side effects.
This is the list of anti-inflammatory foods that you can start eating today:
- Wild Alaskan Salmon
- Green tea
- Olive Oil
- Fresh whole vegetables and fruits (5 different colors of vegetables every day)
- Nuts and seeds
- Oatmeal (lots of Magnesium!)
- Dark leafy greens (the superstar is definitely Kale. It has the most anti-oxidants of all)
See Dr. Andrew Weil Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips:
To your health & happiness,
P.S – You may be interested in my post about the Top 10 Anti-Inflammation Remedies…
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