A process which naturally helps the human body defend itself from harm is known as ‘inflammation’. If it becomes chronic, it tends to get harmful. Chronic inflammation may lead to some serious health problems if lasts for weeks, months or even years.
Our body increases its production of white blood cells, immune cells, and substances known as cytokines which helps in the process of fighting against infection as a part of the inflammatory response. The normal signs of having acute inflammation are:
While on the other hand, chronic inflammation often occurs inside of a human body without any noticeable symptoms, it can also happen when someone is obese or under stress.
“Anti-inflammation” diet is a diet which has been planned and designed to reduce low-grade chronic inflammation. Following this diet, also, helps in the prevention of chronic inflammation. It helps during several health problems and severe major diseases during the crucial stage.
- lean protein
and healthy fats is what comes under the belt of an anti-inflammatory diet.
Consumption of processed foods or packaged foods that contain trans fats or the usage of vegetable oils in many of these ready to eat foods are the major culprits to promote inflammation which results in damaging the endothelial cells that line our arteries. Heavy intake of alcohol and processed meats can also play a very significant role in the cause which may affect the body majorly.
According to the researchers, people with a high intake of:
- healthy oils
tends to have a lower risk to be affected by inflammation and the diseases related to it.
If someone is suffering through chronic disease, it’s important to make choices in the diet wisely to support a healthy lifestyle. There is a shred of scientific evidence that supports a good anti-inflammation diet which consists of:
- lean proteins
- whole grains
- fresh produce
- healthy fats
helps in the reduction of psoriatic disease.
Following this whole diet routine can also change one’s overall health along with reducing the risk to be diseased with related conditions like:
- heart disease
Anti-inflammation diet, also, reduces chronic pain which has been caused by osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. As well all know that inflammation is essential for the human immune system, however, it is a root cause of different major types of arthritis pain. As the human body grows and ages, the metabolism also change which leads to people being more prone to inflammation, even when they are not injured or sick.
Healing acne with a certain diet revolves around so much of uncertainty. It can be hard to know exactly which kind of food to try, consume or avoid to not have acne-prone skin. Keeping an eye out on food diary can help a person to identify foods that trigger or worsen acne breakouts. Logging every meal and snack along with recording the type & severity of acne symptoms that develop each day will help prevent acne from marking.
- Cold Fish water
- flaxseeds oil
- pumpkin seeds
- fresh fruits & vegetables like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, broccoli, blueberries, mangoes, strawberries, and figs
are the ideal options to include in a day to day diet.
Evidence shows that a diet which includes omega-3 fatty acids can help in the modest reduction in the symptoms of those patients who are diseased with rheumatoid arthritis.
However, some foods are normally considered to be part of a healthy diet may cause inflammation in some people such as:
- nightshade plants
- dairy products
- wheat gluten
People with food allergies and sensitivities should only consume a gluten-free diet. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t require a tailored anti-inflammatory diet.
(With inputs from Dt. Shikha Mahajan, Holistic Nutritionist, Diet Podium)
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