By reducing chronic inflammation, you may be able to boost your immunity against major diseases. The easiest way of doing this is by minimizing pro-inflammatory foods from your diet. By self care and laying emphasize on diet, you can be able to reduce chronic inflammation. Here are some natural approaches that are backed by science in the reduction of inflammation.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are naturally found in fish oil. Maintaining a diet that is high in omega 3 fatty acids may help lower inflammation and protect you from diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, heart diseases and breast cancer. There are also omega 3 fatty acids supplements that can be used to prevent the production of substances that cause inflammation. Avoid eating pro-inflammatory foods such as omega 6 fatty acids.
Preliminary studies suggest that herbs are effective in reducing inflammation. For instance, curcumin, a substance found in curry spice can prevent the production of cytokines which is a pro-inflammatory protein. In their fresh or dried form, both turmeric and ginger can be cooked. However, it is recommended that you consult a physician before using any form of herbal anti-inflammation.
Studies indicate that if you engage in yoga regularly, your levels of interleukin 6 (which is an inflammation marker) may be reduced. This is according to a 2010 study that was conducted on 50 women. After analyzing their blood samples, researchers concluded that the women who practiced yoga had 41 % lower levels of interleukin as compared to those who didn't.
Other Ways to Reduce Inflammation
Your first step towards reducing inflammation should be to make healthy changes to your lifestyle and reducing your eating of pro-inflammatory foods. Some of the lifestyle approaches that have an anti-inflammation effect include:
By adapting these practices to reduce inflammation, you may be able to protect yourself from serious health conditions such as heart diseases and cancer. You can consult a dietitian to understand the pro-inflammatory foods to avoid.
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