4 Ways To Beat Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation

Ways to beat chronic inflammation

  1. Eat This, Not That! Many studies have shown that some foods have anti-inflammatory effects and including these in your diet can help prevent onset of inflammation, and even reduce the impact of existing inflammation.
  • Some herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and peppers are well known to inhibit inflammation.
  • Processed foods, refined carbohydrates, high-sugar beverages lack necessary nutrients and fibre, and also cause instant rise in blood sugar. These are major contributing factors for inflammation.
  • Exercise also induces release of a special protein from contracting muscles into the circulation. This further suppresses inflammation.
  • To start with, work out for at least 30 minutes everyday. Studies have proven that something as simple as a regular walk shows its anti-inflammatory effects in the body.
  • So, it is important to manage stress not just for your mental health but also to alleviate its ill effects on physical health.
  • To manage day-to-day stress, indulge in regular exercise, mindful deep breathing, making time for hobbies, listening to music, and spending quality time with your loved ones. These activities boost release of feel-good chemicals that help you feel positive and joyful.
  • Getting a good quality of uninterrupted sleep for 7–8 hours is essential for health- it strengthens your immune system, helps you maintain healthy weight, and lowers stress and anxiety. So, it can help to deal with most of the contributing factors of chronic inflammation.
  • To sleep better, you can follow some simple and healthy sleep hygiene habits. Go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. Put your screens away at least an hour before going to bed.

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