Fighting Chronic Inflammation with Diet

Acute inflammation is the body's defense to invaders, such as bacteria and viruses.  But, chronic or long term it can include negative health consequences.

Inflammation

One important thing is to make changes to your diet. Focus on food that decreases inflammation.

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What Can Be Done

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Foods to decrease inflammation:

-Fresh fruit & vegetables -Whole grains, nuts, seeds, & legumes -Fatty fish & seafood -Lowfat dairy -Herbs & spices,  AND -The right kind of fat.

Learn Differences Between Fats

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Polyunsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated Fats

Saturated Fats

2 Polyunsaturated Fats

-Combination of Omega 3 and Omega 6. -Found in fatty fish, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, and corn, soybean, safflower vegetable oils. -Manage in your diet.

Food to Limit

-Artificial colors, flavors, or  sweeteners -Monosodium glutamate (MSG) -Sugary drinks & foods -Corn, soybean, sunflower,   safflower oils -Processed & refined  flour -Saturated fats

The key to decreased inflammation. Find the right balance and consistently eat  a healthy diet.