PREVENTING CHRONIC INFLAMMATION
What is Chronic Inflammation?
Chronic inflammation is an excessive and persistent inflammatory reaction caused in most cases by modifiable factors.
- Nutrition: the standard American Diet is high-refined carbohydrate, low in fiber, and healthy fats.
- Obesity: is associated with increases in pro-inflammatory markers.
- Exercise: too much or too little has shown an increase in inflammatory markers.
- Stress: acute or chronic stress leads to production of inflammatory markers.
Key Features of Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Although there are many diets showing anti-inflammatory foods, the Mediterranean Diet is ranked as one of the best in the United States. Some of the key factors that help reduce inflammation in the body are fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, nuts & seeds, healthy fat and other low glycemic foods.