The following no-nonsense list will help you to avoid unhealthy, inflammatory foods that are inflaming, and at the same time help you increase anti-inflammatory foods into your daily diet.We all suffer from inflammation issues to varying degrees.

If you regularly take anti-inflammatory or pain medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or Tylenol®, or similar prescription drugs, you are suffering from inflammation.

If you have chronic aches and pains, such as: back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or general muscle and/or joint soreness, you are suffering from inflammation.

If you suffer from one or more of the following: frequent cold symptoms, frequent flu symptoms, frequent allergies, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sinusitis, acne, asthma, digestive conditions, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, depression, the insulin resistance syndrome (pre-diabetes), or diabetes, you are suffering from inflammation.

As you can see, we all suffer from inflammation issues to varying degrees. Each of us needs to focus on reducing our individual inflammation issues and diet is the foundation to reducing inflammation.

The following no-nonsense list will help you to avoid unhealthy, inflammatory foods that are inflaming, and at the same time help you increase anti-inflammatory foods into your daily diet.1-6

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Unhealthy, Inflammatory Foods

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5. Simopoulos AP. Essential fatty acids in health and chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr 1999; 70(3 Suppl):560S-569S
6. Simopoulos AP. Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. J Am Coll Nutr 2002; 21(6):495-505

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