Over the years, we have seen a rise in heart disease and obesity, which is caused by poor diet, lack of exercise and the lack of education on the effects of the food that we eat can have on us. Without the proper care, treatment and guidance, it is easy for an individual to keep eating unhealthy foods and not know the negative effects that it is has on their health and well-being. One of the negative effects that poor diet and lack of exercise can cause in the body is chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation keeps the body in a constant state of alert in which has a negative effect on the body’s organs and tissues and can start to damage healthy cells. When an individual suffers from chronic inflammation, they are highly susceptible to developing cancer, heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In this article how to treat and prevent inflammation in the body.
The first step to a healthier life and lifestyle is to see a physician that specializes in family health and weight management so that they can perform a proper and thorough evaluation on you about your medical history and family history, as well as perform a full comprehensive blood panel so that they can create a health care plan that is specific to you and your needs. A full comprehensive blood panel is also highly beneficial because your blood can tell a lot about your health and any other underlying issues that you may have but not know about. Secondly, the best way to treat chronic inflammation is to watch what you’re putting in your body and stop eating the foods that are causing the inflammation. The foods that you should avoid are red meats, refined carbohydrates, fried foods, refined sugars, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, margarine and any vegetables oils and replace them with an Anti-inflammatory diet.
- An anti-inflammatory diet is a diet specific to combat inflammation. Foods within this diet have anti-inflammatory properties such as antioxidants and polyphenols. Foods that fall into this category are vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, healthy oils and fish.
- Vegetables: Leafy greens like Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage and Tomatoes
- Fruits: Cherries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Apples and Oranges
- Whole Grains: Oatmeal, Brown rice, whole- wheat bread, any other grains high in fiber.
- Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, and Hazelnuts
- Healthy Fats: Olive oil and Avocado
- Fish: Salmon, Tuna, Sardines any any other foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids
When you take up an Anti-inflammatory diet, you increase your health and well-being by decreasing the chances of plaque build up in the arteries, decreasing your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and helps reduces the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.