There is a lot of information on the internet about inflammation, inflammatory foods, and how to eat that sometimes contradict each other. So, I thought I would put together some basic information on what it even means to be an inflammatory food, what foods are considered more inflammatory, and how you can protect yourself, and-or heal, from their adverse affects.
First, let me explain what an inflammatory food actually is – it’s when you consume a food and your body begins to attack that food and make antibodies. The antibodies then create inflammation to help centralize the area being affected by the foreign invaders and to help heal the area. Inflammation is a natural outcome of an immune response in the body. However, inflammation gone unchecked, such as in food sensitivities, can cause long term symptoms and health problems like asthma, heart disease, chronic headaches, digestive problems, pain and much more. Read More