How an anti-inflammatory diet can boost our health? Find out

What is an inflammation? Inflammation is defined as the body’s immune system’s response to any stimulus. It can be in response to certain common injuries like the burning of your finger, or falling off a bicycle, after which the affected area becomes red and warm. It is basically a localized response to any injury, characterized by ‘increased blood flow, capillary dilation, leukocyte infiltration, and production of chemical mediators. However, when inflammation becomes chronic (longstanding), the ability of the immune system to fight with other bugs and pathogens gets compromised. Chronic inflammation can have serious detrimental effects on your health like the impaired ability to think, depletion of nutrients in the body, reduced metabolism, which can also lead to emotional imbalance. What are the harmful effects of inflammation on our health? Asthma, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, allergies, Type-2 diabetes, arthritis, depression, some types of cancer, and some other conditions can be caused by or made worse due to inflammation. As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to the damages caused by inflammation. In today’s life, most people are exposed to extreme stress and environmental toxins like endocrine-disrupting and cancer-causing chemicals present in everything from food to water and household cleaners. And our body always responds defensively. To fight inflammation, we need to help our bodies to cope with this continuous attack of immune triggers. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is one of the best ways to help your body combat inflammation. What is an Anti-inflammatory diet? An anti-inflammatory diet is a diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables (leafy greens), legumes, nuts and seeds, and whole grains, as...