Do you often suffer from pain or stiffness in your joints? Have you been facing digestive problems lately? If your answer is yes, you might have chronic inflammation inside your body! Check out this article to learn about the food choices to prevent it.
When your body encounters an intruder like a virus, bacteria, or toxins, it activates your body’s defense mechanism. Due to this reaction, your immune system stimulates the production of inflammatory cells. These cells fight the intruder and play an essential role in healing. As a result, it causes pain, swelling, or redness.
But, sometimes, the body’s defense system mistakenly attacks its cells and triggers inflammation (autoimmune disease). Some autoimmune diseases include arthritis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
There are two types of inflammation:
Acute & Chronic inflammation
Acute inflammation happens due to a sudden injury or infection. It may go away within a few hours or days. On the other hand, chronic inflammation occurs when your defense system sends inflammatory cells mistakenly and damages your own cells. For example, in arthritis, your defense system attacks your joint tissues and causes inflammation, pain, & damage to joints. It may last for months or years.
The most common cause of chronic inflammation is stress, toxins buildup inside the body, an autoimmune disease, bad sleep cycle, excessive alcohol, smoking, etc.
A person suffering from it may have stomach pain, fatigue, joint pain, fever, skin rashes, mood disorders, digestive problems, and even weight gain.
Here we will discuss the food items you must avoid to prevent chronic inflammation. You must avoid the triggering food items, especially if you are diagnosed with autoimmune diseases like arthritis, Hashimoto’s, IBS, etc.
Avoid these food items:
It is better to stay away from refined sugar, refined flour, refined oil, trans fat, white bread, bakery items, fast food, carbonated drinks, processed meat, etc.
Include these food items:
Add below- mentioned in your diet:
Fruits: berries, cherry, grapes, oranges
Vegetables: spinach, amaranth, broccoli, tomatoes
Nuts: almonds, walnuts
Spices: turmeric, ginger
Ayurveda suggests a unique approach to treat every disease. In Ayurveda, we do not focus only on the symptom but work to bring balance to your mind and body. For this reason, diet & lifestyle recommendations for different people can be different depending upon their body type & specific condition. Above mentioned recommendations are generalized. So, it is better to visit an Ayurvedic physician near you for better diet & lifestyle guidance for you.
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