Inflammation is a part of your body’s immune response to infection or injury. It is when your damaged tissue releases chemicals that tell white blood cells to start repairing. In simple words, it is an essential element in the healing process.
Under normal circumstances, inflammation prevents us from getting sick, helps the body fight illness and protects us from further damage. Unfortunately, chronic inflammation can seriously undermine your health.
According to researchers, what you eat can affect the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—a marker for inflammation—in your blood. This means one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the pharmacy, but in the grocery store. By following anti-inflammatory diet, you can fight off inflammation for good.
The anti-inflammatory diet is an eating plan designed to prevent or reduce low-grade inflammation, a key risk factor in a host of health problems and several major diseases.
So, what does an anti-inflammatory diet do?
“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.Thus, by altering your diet to include plenty of anti-inflammatory foods, you may decrease your risk of chronic disease.
Unfortunately, the diet of residents in UAE is void of nutritional value. Not eating enough healthy foods, such as whole grains and fruits, is a bigger cause of chronic illnesses than eating too much unhealthy food, such as sugar and certain types of fat.
What is Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
The foundation of an anti-inflammatory diet incorporates plant-based food. Fruits and vegetables, fatty fish containing omega-3 fatty acids, Fiber rich whole grains& beans, healthful fats in nuts & seeds and spicesmake perfect anti-inflammatory diet.
Consuming the right mix of anti-inflammatory foods can help you to reduce your risk of illness now & in future.
Unhealthy foods not only contribute to weight gain, which is itself a risk factor for inflammation.
People who are following an anti-inflammatory diet should avoid or limit their consumption of:
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