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Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Better Health

“Why am I so stiff and sore all the time?” A question many people ask themselves on a daily basis. Some think it’s just part of getting older. And while age does play a role in joint stiffness, a larger factor may be inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s response to things it doesn’t like: viruses, bacteria, injury, and sometimes, food. Certain foods are known as pro-inflammatory. Like the name suggests, they promote inflammation in the body, which can lead to pain, loss of energy and even more serious problems like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.

Which foods should you avoid?

While these foods should be avoided in large quantities, it doesn’t mean you can never have milk in your coffee again; or a bagel with cream cheese; or a nice, juicy ribeye with creamed spinach and sautéed onions. Exercise common sense and eat these things occasionally. They should be the exception, not the rule – a treat.

Now that you know what not to eat, what is actually good for you? There are many anti-inflammatory foods which are very good for your overall health.

In addition to eating well, there are a few other steps that can lead to decreased inflammation in the body:

Before making any major dietary changes, consult with your chiropractic physician to ensure you are choosing the foods that are right for your body.


Joseph Pate, D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic

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