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Anti-Inflammatory Foods- They can Really Help

Anti-Inflammatory Foods can Really Help

Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. But on the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, unhealthy inflammatory foods and low activity levels can make this risk even worse. However, some foods can actually help fight inflammation. Here is a list of some anti-inflammatory foods that are supported by science. Berries – Berries are small fruits that are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Although there are dozens of varieties, some of the most common berries include: Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Blackberries Berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins. These compounds have anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce the risk of disease. Your body produces natural killer cells (NK), which help keep your immune system functioning properly. One study found that men who consumed blueberries…
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