We’ve all heard of inflammation, but what does it mean in terms of our health? Put very simply, inflammation is our immune system’s response when something is wrong, whether it’s infection, stress, or injury. Unfortunately, more studies are showing that inflammation plays a significant role in most of the diseases plaguing our society, including arthritis, heart disease, irritable bowel disorders, and even cancer. So what can we do to fight it?
One of the greatest sources of chronic inflammation today is the Standard American Diet—eating processed foods, too much sugar, lots of meat, etc. Luckily, our diets are one of the easiest things we can fix. Opting for inflammation-fighting foods can help your body fight disease, and all it takes is a trip to the grocery store.