Inflammation is your body's way to protect itself from infection, illness or injury. As part of the inflammatory response, your body increases production of white blood cells, immune cells and substances called cytokines that help fight infection. We mainly associate the term “inflammation” with injury. This is known as acute inflammation. We also have chronic inflammation which leads to common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease and more. When we are chronically inflamed, our system needs to be given the same care we give it when we injure ourselves. When given treatment for chronic inflammation, a proper diet is, or at least SHOULD be, one of the first recommendations made. The foods we eat can either help decrease the inflammation or promote it and as you may presume, promoting inflammation is indeed counter productive to our health.
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