10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

March 23, 2015 9:00 AM

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The body’s inflammatory response isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Inflammation is one of our defense mechanisms and creates increased blood flow to a damaged area to fight infection and promote healing. This is acute inflammation. It’s the chronic kind – that sticks around for months and years – that we really need to worry about.

The diseases (in order) that kill the most people in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Accidents are right behind, followed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many people are surprised to learn there’s a lot they can do to help lower their risk of develo...

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