What to eat to reduce inflammation

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WHAT we eat plays a great role in reducing or triggering inflammation.

According to Harvard Medical School Journal, “Our diets play an important role in chronic inflammation because our digestive bacteria release chemicals that may spur or suppress inflammation.”

It added that “most fruits and brightly colored vegetables naturally contain high levels of antioxidant.”

Studies have also found that “consuming nuts and seeds is associated with reduced markers of inflammation and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.”

In addition, “beverages like coffee when it contains polyphenols and the flavonols in cocoa are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.”

Lastly, “green tea is also rich in both polyphenols and antioxidants.”

For its part, the Natural Health Report stated that the following food items can also help decrease inflammation or joint pain: broccoli, olive oil, blueberry, fish, nuts, tart cherry, kelp, fermented food, papaya, and green tea.

But before starting a new diet or for more information, consult your doctor.

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