TRIG­GERS

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In­flam­ma­tion trig­gers in­clude smok­ing and chronic stress, Carl warns.

But a com­mon cause is an un­healthy diet. “This in­cludes eat­ing too much pro­cessed food high in sugar, foods high in sat­u­rated fat and re­fined car­bo­hy­drates,” Vanessa says.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Nu­tri­tion, nu­tri­ents in foods with an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties ap­pear to hin­der the pro­duc­tion of the chem­i­cals that trig­ger in­flam­ma­tory pro­cesses.

Your body creates chem­i­cals, both in­flam­ma­tory and anti-in­flam­ma­tory, called prostaglandins.

In­dulging in the wrong foods, such as a diet high in pro­cessed food, leads to the cre­ation of ex­ces­sive amounts of in­flam­ma­tory prostaglandins.

Nu­tri­ents in health­ier foods al­low your body to pro­duce more anti-in­flam­ma­tory prostaglandins, re­duc­ing in­flam­ma­tion.

And you don’t even have to change your diet that much to help your body to pro­duce the good prostaglandins. Sim­ply eat more fruit, veg­eta­bles, oily fish and cer­tain bulbs and spices such as gar­lic and turmeric, says Pro­fes­sor Christopher Can­non of Har­vard Med­i­cal School in the book The Com­plete Id­iot’s Guide to the Anti-in­flam­ma­tion Diet.

The good news is our di­ets can help us con­trol the lev­els of dis­ease-caus­ing in­flam­ma­tion in our bod­ies

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