20 Foods to Fight Inflammation


Welcome to Day #29 of PureFormulas’ Sugar Crush Challenge: 30 days of tips, recipes, and tools to help you cut down on sugar and crush those cravings!

Sugar is known for promoting inflammation in the body, which is another reason to avoid having too much of it. But let’s further understand what inflammation is and how sugar can contribute to the process.

Although inflammation gets a bad rep, acute inflammation is actually a fundamental process for our bodies to be healthy. Inflammation happens when your body is in need of healing from an injury or infection and, in order to fight off foreign substances, the body produces extra white blood cells and other substances to provide us with the support we need. For this reaction to take place, there needs to be an increase of blood flow in the location, which in turn may create redness, warmth, swelling, and pain (which are common symptoms of inflammation). But these are normal and healthy as long as it doesn’t last for long.

The problem starts when your body stays in this constant inflammatory state or chronic inflammation, being the root cause of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. This is where the foods we eat can play an important role in either promoting inflammation or having anti-inflammatory effects. In the case of sugar, our bodies have a hard time digesting and don’t fully know what to do with it. Someone that has a high amount of sugar in their system may have an imbalance of the hormone insulin, setting off constant inflammation throughout the body.

Just like there are foods that promote inflammation, there are those that fight inflammation. We created a guide of foods that act as anti-inflammatories. Check it out below!20-Foods-that-fight-inflammation




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