Inflammatory Foods That Can Lead To Disease

Inflammation, what is it?

inflammatory foods and disease

Inflammation is an immune response to an injury or infection as the body sends cells, like white blood cells, to the damaged or infected area to protect and “clean-up” any foreign substances and promote tissue repair and recovery. This process can produce signs of inflammation like pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function (1).

Acute inflammation is necessary and healthy as it helps defend the body from foreign substances like bacteria that can damage body tissue. With acute inflammation, once the infection is cleared inflammation subsides.

When inflammation becomes chronic