Today we wanted to talk about anti-inflammatory foods.
Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators.
It can be beneficial when, for example, your knee sustains a blow and tissues need care and protection. However, sometimes, inflammation can persist longer than necessary, causing more harm than benefit.
The effects of acute inflammation can be Pain, Redness, Immobility, Swelling, and Heat.
However, these five acute inflammation signs only apply to inflammations of the skin.
If inflammation occurs deep inside the body, such as in an internal organ, only some of the signs may be noticeable.
For example, some internal organs may not have sensory nerve endings nearby, so there will be no pain, such as in certain types of lung inflammations. This type of inflammation is the most dangerous, because if we don’t know it exists, we don’t do anything to stop it – it is called silent inflammation.
“A serious problem arises when the inflammatory response never turns off – when the body is continuously reacting to an offender. This type of inflammation is symptomatically silent, unlike acute inflammation, and can go on for years until troubling symptoms emerge and a major disease manifests”, writes Paul Fassa for Natural Society.
That is why is it important to consume anti-inflammatory foods on a daily basis. They are extremely inexpensive and really easy to find.
You can start by taking a good look at the below table and pick your favourites.
We can help you out as we use inflammatory ingredients in some of our products: