Summer 2023- Fish Lake, Nova Scotia
STAYING HEALTHY for me was about embracing nature and finding foods that fight inflammation.
What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health.
One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes not from the pharmacy, but from the grocery store. "Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,"
Choose the right anti-inflammatory foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness.
Consistently pick the wrong ones, and you could accelerate the inflammatory disease process. Foods that cause inflammation
Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible:
refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries
French fries and other fried foods
soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage)
margarine, shortening, and lard
Anti-inflammatory foods An anti-inflammatory diet should include these foods:
green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
nuts like almonds and walnuts
fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges
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