Beat Inflammation

The secret is on your plate

Have you been hearing the buzz around eating an “anti-inflammatory diet” recently? Luckily, reducing inflammation is as easy as eating more vegetables cooked however you best enjoy them, adding more antioxidants through colorful food or supplements, and cutting out processed foods.¹ Inflammation occurs when your body responds to infection or injury but can become chronic, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other conditions. So, defend your body with what’s on your plate.

 

Too much inflammation can stiffen arteries and lead to plaque build up, especially if you have high cholesterol or other factors for heart disease. It also leads to gut disorders, which can damage the lining of the intestine.² Consult with your doctor to see if you have chronic inflammation.

 

1. “How to use food to help your body fight inflammation,” Mayo Clinic. 2019.

2. “What is Inflammation, and Why Should ICare About It?” Time Magazine. 2018.