Your immune system is like an armour of defence that is programmed. Any foreign particle or antigen’s recognition will trigger the immune system and inflammatory process to counteract these foreign particles’ effects.
Inflammation is a normal process that the body goes through, but this can be of concern if this inflammatory reaction is solicited against no known foreign particles or it happens persistently.
Persistent or chronic inflammation has been linked to various diseases such as cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Therefore, inflammation is helpful for defence against injury, infection or allergies while persistent inflammation is harmful.
Foods that fight against inflammation include:
1. Green tea
A cup of green tea is recommended for people suffering from inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Green tea is made of the leaves, and it contains polyphenolic compounds that have high antioxidant activities and anti-inflammatory properties. The major component of green tea is EGCG (Epigallocatechingallate), a potent polyphenol with antioxidant properties that fight off free radicals, compounds generated in your body that can damage …