Healthy Habit #44: Be Anti-Inflammatory.

Inflammation is meant to be the good guy. The body's immune response to heal itself after an injury, to repair damaged tissue and defend itself against evil viruses and bacteria. Chronic inflammation, however, is different to a little short term redness/swelling and is facing a record percentage of western populations. It is long-term and can most often be traced back to lifestyle, to our choices and our habits. Excess weight, poor diet, lack of exercise, too much sugar, stress, smoking, pollution, poor oral health and excessive alcohol consumption can all lead to chronic inflammation. And when we have Chronic inflammation in the body, we are at a high risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Lung diseases, Bone diseases, Depression, Behavioral Disorders and Cancer. A list of diseases that today, are just too common. 

But it's not all doom and gloom. We can still make our choices. We can still have healthy habits. We decide how to nourish our bodies, and how to keep mobile. So let's start by looking at which foods are excellent at reduce chronic inflammation and get stuck into enjoying them as often as possible.