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What Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

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What Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
Before you can fully grasp why an anti-inflammatory diet may be helpful and one of the most buzzed-about diets right now, it helps to understand what inflammation is in the first place. When you hear the word "inflammation," you might immediately think about the swelling or redness that comes from stubbing your toe, for instance.

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Inflammation as a body response

Inflammation as a body response

Inflammation occurs naturally in the body as part of the body’s immune response: when your body is fighting an infection or injury, it sends inflammatory cells to the rescue. Things change if inflammation lingers without fully going away. This means your body is always in a state of high alert, and it can trigger major health issues, including (heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer).

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Filling your meals with foods known to fight inflammation and cutting out foods known to contribute to it. Ideally, you would eat 7 to 9 servings of fruits and veggies per day, limit your intake of red meat and dairy, choose complex carbohydrates over simple ones, and swear off processed foods. You’ll want to choose foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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