12 Things You Need to Know About the Anti-Inflammatory Diet


1. Inflammatory diets are also a thing.

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The saturated fat, added sugar and sodium in refined carbs and processed snacks make your body’s cells work overtime to get their regular job done. Doctors can identify inflammation using biomarkers of oxidative stress, the result of biological processes that cause organ tissue damage. Diet, exercise and smoking status can affect inflammation, but so do uncontrollable causes like autoimmune diseases.


2. It’s not just for weight loss.

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Anti-inflammatory eating is more of a disease prevention plan. An overwhelming amount of research has shown that people who eat anti-inflammatory foods are at significantly lower risk of developing chronic disease. They’re also more likely to maintain healthy weights.