5 Ways to Fight Inflammation

By Bodymetrix Nutrition

Low-grade chronic inflammation can occur like a silent force in your body even if you are not ill or injured. There are ways to avoid this state of health, and it’s no surprise that nutrition tops the list.

1 – Consume Inflammation-Fighting Nutrition

Plant-based nutrition combats inflammation by providing a wide spectrum of defense from antioxidants, healthy carbohydrates, beneficial fats, nutrients, plant protein, phytonutrients, etc. Inflammation-fighting food examples include leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.

2 – Exercise Habitually

Moving your body through regular exercise improves your overall wellness. Notably, physical activity benefits your immune system by providing inflammation-reducing effects. Research shows that habitual exercise reduces fat mass and the inflammation associated with adipose tissue.

3 – Manage Stress

Inflammatory activity is triggered by psychological stress, negatively affecting your mind and body. Being able to manage stress avoids its inflammatory impact. Activities such as tai chi, nature walks and other forms of exercise can lighten stressful times.

4 – Maintain a Healthy Weight

Staying at a healthy body weight is an inflammation-fighting state of being. Remaining overweight promotes chronic inflammation. Losing those extra pounds reduces the level of pro-inflammatory markers.

5 – Sleep Well

Going to bed each night gives your body a chance to recover from the events of your days. Sleeping poorly has been associated with increased levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

♦ Dietary choices that increase inflammation include refined carbohydrates, red and processed meats, sugar- and fat-filled snacks, and ultra processed foods, not to mention drinking alcohol and a smoking habit.

Source: The AIM Companies

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