Published Date July 12, 2022
By Hetvi Shah
4 min read
Inflammation is the primary immune response when your body has been exposed to an injury or a foreign particle (that the body cannot recognize), by sending out the inflammatory cells along with cytokines (stimulating the production of inflammatory cells).
The first action that these inflammatory cells take is to trap the foreign particles or try to heal the injured cells/area. Some of the signs of these actions are redness, swelling or skin discomfort.
When the body is injured, the flow of blood increases towards it because the chemicals in the white blood cells move into the blood to protect the body from intruders thus causing pain.
Some lifestyle factors include excessive consumption of alcohol, exercising at the maximum intensity too frequently or not at all, smoking, or chronic stress.
Limiting or avoiding foods that can cause inflammation include;
In addition, avoiding;
Remember, no single food can contribute to reducing inflammation, fresh and simple ingredients would be best, a food plate with a diversity of colours will provide a range of antioxidants.
Inflammation is the process by which the body activates the immune system to fight against foreign intruders in the body. Inflammation can hype up the risk of several severe diseases. Add foods that can lower the levels of inflammation in the body. Be aware that even low levels of inflammation on a chronic basis lead to diseases. Managing stress, exercising 3-5 times per week, reducing alcohol maximum up to 2 ounces(56 grams) per day, meditating or journaling, and developing such healthy habits can contribute to lowering the inflammation levels too.
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