Inflammation and Your Health
If I asked you whether you would want to live longer and avoid serious health issues, I'm pretty sure you'd answer with an unequivocal "Yes!"
Well, Inflammation and Your health should be a topic you want to know about!
Advertisements are plentiful for all kinds of products and supplements that purport to improve longevity or fend off disease. What may be harder to find, however, are ways you can influence these yourself without "Act now for only six easy payments …"
The Inflammation Link:
We now know that many diseases are linked to low-grade inflammation in the body. If we can lower inflammation through our diets, there is a good chance of lowering incidence of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other medical issues.
Most healthcare professionals concur that if an individual follows some basic principles for clean, anti inflammatory eating, many illnesses could be prevented.
Sound too good to be true? It really isn't. Let's look at how we got to this point and how you can shift to eating foods that lower inflammation.
Our Changing Food Supply – Inflammation and your health
Twenty years ago, healthy eating was mostly about balance – assessing how much carbohydrate, protein and fat was consumed, and making sure plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables were part of the mix.
Today, our diet is heavily influenced by how our food supply has changed, how animals are fed, and the plethora of new products on the market. Navigating what to eat is much more complicated.
The documentary Food, Inc. clearly illustrates how food suppliers produce a vast amount of food at an affordable price – but at a great cost to our health. Animals raised for food consume corn instead of grass, live in factories instead of on farms, and are raised in less than half the amount of time than in the past.