Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or infection. It is a vital part of our immune system, and in this way our body protects itself from invaders – viruses, bacteria. In this case, inflammation is god for us. However, sometimes inflammation can cause further inflammation, even when our body is not threatened, and that’s when inflammation can cause problems and turn into chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to some diseases, including cancer, arthritis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
One of the most powerful ways to fight inflammation is to eat healthy. Many studies have shown that some foods have anti-inflammatory effects, and you should include plenty of this foods in your diet – green leafy vegetables, ginger, fatty fish, sweet pepper, olive oil, nuts and some fruits (pineapple, papaya, strawberries…).