So, here’s what we know about inflammation. Inflammation is a defense mechanism; it happens when our body detects intruders, you have developed an infection, or you sprained your ankle.
Inflammation overflows the affected area by pumping extra blood, which brings extra white cells to fight the invader and helps heal wounds faster.
Inflammation is our friend unless it becomes chronic.
A long-term inflammation, even if mild, can take its toll on our bodies. Your defense system is always on guard, but there’s no clear threat.
Scientists have linked chronic inflammation to some types of cancer, circulatory diseases, and even strokes.
And while the scientific community is still trying to figure out the whys and hows of the chronic disease, most researchers agree that a healthy diet that includes anti-inflammatory food is a way to prevent this sickness.
Here are a few foods you can include in your diet to prevent and, in some way, treat chronic inflammation.
10 – Tomatoes
The name of the game is antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight inflammation because they clear your bloodstream from loose, potentially harmful molecules, and strengthen your body tissue.
Tomatoes have loads of antioxidants in the form of Lycopene. The fruit also has plenty of minerals and vitamins, so it’s a safe idea to add them to your meal rotation often.