Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body?

What does that mean?

We all have many stressors in life:

    • Bad Diet (Standard American Diet)
    • Alcohol
    • Caffeine
    • Excess sugar
    • Lack of Whole Foods
    • Lack of sleep
    • Lack of Time
    • Pollution
    • Lack of Exercise

    If these build up and continue to build up over time they may express into inflammatory diseases. Including Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diabetes Type 2, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue and others.

    Inflammation is the body’s immune response to a perceived threat. Research shows that components of certain foods can activate the inflammatory response, whilst others inhibit it.

    Foods that combat inflammation are high in natural antioxidants and contain polyphenols, which are beneficial compounds found in plants. These include: Dark leafy greens such as spinach, collard greens and kale. Vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli. Beans, which are high in fiber and antioxidants. Whole grains, which are high in fiber and help with inflammation. Protein sources that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna.

    To measure your antioxidant levels and be provided with a personalized anti-inflammatory nutritional and functional medicine plan.

    Please contact info@functional-health.co.uk to arrange an appointment or your complimentary 15 minute telephone enquiry.

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