For many people, the battle against inflammation starts with the food you put into your body. While there are many different tactics you can use to do so, one of the best is limiting your intake of foods in your diet that trigger inflammation. In an episode of You Versus Food, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, a registered dietitian in New York City, breaks down the common causes of inflammation and the foods to avoid in order to keep it at bay.
“Inflammation is your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, such as infections, illnesses, injuries, and toxins in an attempt to heal itself,” says Beckerman. “When your body is damaged, the body releases chemicals, triggering a response from the immune system, causing tissues to swell. The swelling cuts off the injured or infected parts to prevent the foreign substances from infiltrating more parts of the body.”
Excerpted from Well + Good