Fighting Chronic Inflammation with Diet

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

Inflammation

One important thing is to make changes  to your diet. 

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What Can Be Done

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Foods that decrease inflammation:

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

Differences Between Fats

3

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2

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 to Decrease Inflammation

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

The key to decreasing inflammation is finding the right balance and consistently eating  a healthy diet.