The process of inflammation is meant to heal the body. It signals the immune system to attack pathogens and other foreign invaders. However, inflammation at higher levels can become a danger to the body. Prolonged inflammation has been linked to the most common diseases such as stroke, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. Chronic inflammation has come out of poor eating choices, sedentary lifestyle, and total abuse of the human body.
In order to prevent this supposed first-aid response from becoming a first-line attacker to the body, you should adopt a long-term healthy lifestyle. However, this is no easy task especially for individuals who hardly have time to get out of their offices. But making incremental changes to eating habits could pave the way to saving yourself from chronic diseases.
There are different ways to combat extreme inflammatory levels. You might be surprised that there are everyday foods that help limit the negative effects of too much inflammation. You can drink smoothies that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients. Turmeric is one of the best ingredients that help reduce the overall amount of chronic inflammation. Turmeric contains a yellow pigment called curcumin, a compound shown to block chemicals that produce inflammation.
We could go on all day about the ingredients that will help reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Instead, we have compiled them into one colorful and eye-catching infographic below. It shows the everyday drinks that have the necessary inflammatory-fighting components to help you keep a sound body.
There is perhaps some truth to the old adage “you are what you eat.” So, if you eat right, then you will be all right. Check out the inspiring graphic below and jumpstart your way to a healthy New Year.