🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ What You Eat Can Affect Inflammation in Your Body

Research shows that what you eat can affect the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—a marker for inflammation—in your blood. That could be because some foods like processed sugars help release inflammatory messengers that can raise the risk of chronic inflammation. Other foods like fruits and veggies help your body fight against oxidative stress, which can trigger inflammation. The good news: Foods that are anti-inflammatory tend to be the same foods that can help keep you healthy in other ways, too. So eating with inflammation in mind doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive.

Simple rules of thumb for anti-inflammatory eating:

  1. Eat more plants.
  2. Focus on antioxidants.
  3. Get your Omega-3s.
  4. Eat less red meat.
  5. Cut the processed stuff.

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