3 Ways to Reduce Body Inflammation
By Genevieve Cunningham
Body inflammation is a real thing. Many people suffer from this frustrating condition. Some people know it because they can feel it. Other people are probably inflamed, but because it's been happening for so long, they don't even know it. No matter how long you've been inflamed, there's no doubt that reducing the inflammation would be both beneficial and healthy. But how do we do this? If you would like to reduce the inflammation in your body and life, check out these tips.
Limit Toxic Foods
Toxic food can cause inflammation in the gut, joints, and the skin. The problem is that many people are eating foods full of toxins and don't even know it. If you want to stop consuming toxins, try to eat as fresh as possible. Skip the processed foods, presweetened options, and fruits and veggies that have been heavily sprayed with chemicals. Shopping in your local farmers market and learning to understand food labels can go a long way in helping to eat toxin-free.
Find Your Triggers
Though everyone should try to avoid heavily toxic food, each person may have a different trigger that begins the inflammation in the body. For some, it's gluten. For others, it may be wheat or dairy. The key to ending the inflammation is to find your triggers and avoid them. You can do this by seeing a doctor or by simply paying attention to the way your body reacts to different foods as they're eaten.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water helps us get toxins out of the body. It flushes waste through the kidneys where the toxins are filtered out naturally. Though increasing your water consumption may make you feel bloated at first, it won't be long until the bloated feeling leaves, and the inflammation will often leave with it. And because water is so good for your health in every way, drinking more is a good idea whether you have inflammation or not.
Inflammation is not fun. It causes pain, and it can also make us feel bad about the way that we look. Though occasional inflammation might be normal, regular, ongoing swelling in the body is not. Use these tips to reduce or eliminate the inflammation in your body, and watch your health improve like never before.
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