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Does diet play a role in your inflammatory-status?

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Does diet play a role in your inflammatory-status?

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Yes. It does.

A key tip if you want to reduce inflammation will be to eat fewer inflammatory foods and more anti-inflammatory foods.

Base your diet on whole, nutrient-dense foods that contain antioxidants and avoid processed products.

Also, it is really important to check for the antioxidant content of foods. This is because antioxidants work by reducing levels of free radicals. These reactive molecules are created as a natural part of your metabolism but can lead to inflammation when they’re not held in check.

Your anti-inflammatory diet should provide a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fat at each meal. Make sure you also meet your body’s needs for vitamins, minerals, fibre, and water.

One diet considered anti-inflammatory is the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers, such as CRP and IL-6. 

A low-carb diet also reduces inflammation, particularly for people who are obese or have metabolic syndrome. In addition, vegetarian diets are linked to reduced inflammation.  

Before making any drastic choice in terms of diet, please speak to your doctor/nutritionist/dietician who will be able to guide and help you choose the best pattern for you.



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