Triggers, prevention and how to treat it.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is our body's natural response to a shock or injury. Stress, anxiety or insomnia can also cause inflammation. In some situations inflammation is healthy and normal, such as when you injure a limb and inflammation helps the body heal internally by producing a "storm" of molecules that help your body feel better. Intense exercise can also cause inflammation in the body. Ultimately inflammation itself can affect mood, energy and general well-being.
Inflammation can originate from a variety of sources
Stress of all types (physical, mental or emotional) contributes to the inflammation . Stress triggers the release of cortisol. Cortisol, in turn, acts as a systemic immune suppressor, meaning that it suppresses the function of the immune system, leaving us more vulnerable to disease.
Refined sugar, raises insulin and triggers the release of insulin-lowering agents. inflammatory called "cytokines" in the body.
Industrial chemicals in foodstuffs, products, plastics, and plastics and in the environment stimulate the immune system to disrupt normal energy production at the cellular level and increase inflammation.
Herbicides and certain grains containing gluten irritate the intestines and change gut chemistry.
How to avoid inflammation?
Include many of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:
- Vegetables: Broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
- Fruits: Especially deep-coloured berries, such as grapes and cherries.
- CBD: CBD has shown incredible results against inflammation.
- High-fat fruits: Avocados and olives
- Healthy fats: Olive oil and avocado oil
- Oily fish: Salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel and anchovies
- Nuts: Almonds and other dried fruits and nuts
- Peppers: Peppers and chillies
- Chocolate: Dark chocolate
- Spices: turmeric, fenugreek, cinnamon etc.
- Tea: Green tea
- Red wine: Up to 5 ounces (140 ml) of red wine per day for women and 10 ounces (280 ml) per day for men.
Other useful tips
Once you've got your healthy menu organised, be sure to incorporate these other good anti-inflammatory lifestyle habits:
1.Supplements: Certain supplements can reduce inflammation, such as fish oil and curcumin.
Regular exercise: The exercise can lower inflammatory markers and your risk of chronic disease.
3.Sleep: Getting enough sleep is very important. Researchers have found that too little sleep increases inflammation.
The rewards of a healthy lifestyle
An anti-inflammatory diet, along with exercise and good sleep, can bring many benefits:
- Improving symptoms of arthritis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, lupus and other autoimmune disorders
- Decreased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, depression, cancer and other diseases
- Reduction of inflammatory markers in the blood
- Improved blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Improved energy and mood