Inflammation is a natural defense system that the body uses to fight against infection or injury.
Chronic inflammation occurs inside your body without any noticeable symptoms. It can last weeks, months, or years. An anti-inflammatory diet can manage conditions like chronic and autoimmune diseases, as well as chronic pain. Some reports even claim a complete turnaround in pain symptoms.
So what do you need to know about the anti-inflammatory diet? Opt for complex carbs like whole grains, legumes, and vegetables. Should ideally consume eight to nine servings of mainly vegetables and some fruits per day. Choose foods that are rich in Omega-3s like salmon and halibut and unsaturated fats like nuts and seeds. Limit your intake of red meat, dairy, and refined carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and pastas, and eliminate sugar and processed foods. An example of breakfast is overnight oats with mixed berries. For lunch, make a chickpea salad with mixed greens of shredded chicken, bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, onions for prebiotics. Drizzled with some lemon juice and olive oil. And for dinner, try salmon with asparagus and mushrooms. For quick snacky, mix nuts like pistachios, almonds, and Brazil nuts, or try pumpkin seeds.
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