Foods that help reduce or prevent inflammation are known as anti-inflammatory foods. These foods contain phytonutrients (phytochemicals), including antioxidants, beta-carotene, polyphenols, and flavonoids. Inflammation is the body’s reaction to “foreign invaders” like bacteria, pollen, and chemicals.
Everyday experiences can cause inflammation in the body, which is normal when intermittent. Nonetheless, when the body goes through a constant state of inflammation, this is referred to as chronic inflammation and can be bad for our health. Some anti-inflammatory foods and drinks include leafy green vegetables, berries, and cacao.
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