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The Anti-inflammatory Diet

Did you know that your diet could be making you sick and age faster? According to a study reported by the US National Library of Medicine, the food you eat has an impact on the amount of inflammation your body produces. Foods like processed sugars, artificial trans-fat, and refined carbohydrates cause the release of inflammatory messengers which increase the risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Early aging
  • And other chronic conditions.

If you want to lose weight and lower your risk of disease, we have excellent news. All you have to do is change your diet! Studies show that by changing your diet to include a high number of antioxidants, you can give your body a healthy boost. Give the Mediterranean diet a try or add anti-inflammatory options to your daily routine like:

  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Fatty fish like salmon or herring
  • Green tea
  • Grapes
  • Leafy greens, like kale and spinach
  • Peppers
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados

A combination of the options above will give you the best result! But remember it is up to you to implement the tips. Take a moment and review your diet; there may be room for improvement!

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas, for the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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