Inflammation in the body works as a natural protection, allowing you to heal and playing a vital role in a healthy immune system. For example, if you were to cut yourself, your immune system responds by sending additional white blood cells to the source of pain, leading to inflammation to protect. If you were to contract a cold or virus, the immune system responds in the same way and this is called acute inflammation. It lasts for a short time frame and is perfectly health.
On the other hand, we have chronic inflammation which can be damaging to the body. It is activated in response to unwanted substances such as smoking, unhealthy foods and even stress. The good news is that we can use food to naturally fight inflammation:
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