Foods Fight Inflammation

Chronic Inflammation 

Many people
suffer from chronic inflammation, a condition where 
the body’s immune system doesn’t shut off for
some reason and begins to burn out of control, like a fire that can’t be
extinguished easily. Chronic inflammation can impede a person’s ability to
perform activities of daily living as well as participate in
recreational/fitness activities.  

Chronic inflammation occurs when the immune
cells can’t find an injury or illness to repair so they attack healthy cells
resulting in damage to tissues and organs. This damage has been linked to a
number of diseases and disorders, including asthma, ulcers, rheumatoid
arthritis, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, allergies, some types of cancer,
and even Alzheimer’s.

Control Inflammation with Nutrition

There are ways to nutritionally work to control
inflammation. One way is to include
such as olives and avocados and their oils into your diet. Cooking with
olive oil and avocado oil is a good way to help control inflammation on a daily

Another way to use food to control inflammation is to snack
on raw nuts and seeds
(if you diet allows you to eat nuts). Nuts contain
monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce the risk of
heart disease, lower LDL cholesterol, and help control inflammation. Six of the
best nuts to eat for these health benefits include: walnuts, almonds, peanuts,
pistachios, pecans, and hazelnuts.
You can follow the 1-2-3 Rule for almonds to figure out a
serving: 23 almonds is 100 calories. A general serving size rule rule for nuts
is a serving is a fist full. 

One way I combine the healthy fats with raw nuts and seeds is in a salad. I top my salad with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits and make a dressing using balsamic and avocado or olive oil.  This salad is made from organic greens from my garden.

Disclaimer: “Portions
of this post were provided by New Hope
. I am a member of the New
Hope Influencer Co-op
, a network of health and wellness bloggers committed
to spreading more health to more people.”  Source:
Silent Fire:
How to Extinguish Chronic Inflammation
by Lisa


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