Inflammation is one of the main causes of disease for those over the age of 60. When we are young and healthy, inflammation plays an important role in the body’s immune system and occurs in response to foreign infection and/or an injury. It can be easily marked by swelling, redness, heat and pain. It is the body’s way of getting more nourishment to the site of injury/infection.

Many common diseases caused by chronic inflammation include heart disease type one-diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce inflammation. I am going a variety of ways to reduce inflammation in the short term and long term to prevent many of these diseases/ailments.

One of the main sources of chronic inflammation are carbohydrates. When a human digests both protein and carbohydrates, AGE (advanced glycation end products) compounds are formed. Keeping sugar intake low and blood sugars stable can mitigate this process. Simply eat “less bread, white potatoes, crackers, chips and other snack foods, pastries, and sweetened drinks, less refined and processed foods, and by avoiding fast foods and products made with high fructose corn syrup. Instead, eat more whole grains, beans, sweet potatoes, winter squashes …

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