So I want to make something clear before we get into how to reduce inflammation is that not all inflammation is bad. A lot of times people associate inflammation with an ailment whether it’s injury, stress, and being unhealthy which isn’t wrong but what is missing is the benefit of your body’s ability to create inflammation for processes in the body.
Two functions that inflammation plays a positive role are your immune system and for muscle recovery. With your immune system, inflammation signals your body to send white blood cells and other chemicals to kill off foreign invaders. For muscle recovery it does something similar except it is sending signals to stimulate satellite cell proliferation which is a key process is regeneration of muscle tissue AKA hypertrophy.
Anyway let’s get into the bad inflammation and how to reduce it. So chronic inflammation in the body is linked to cancer, arthritis, mental illness, and many other diseases. Good thing about it is that you can most likely manage it through lifestyle changes.
-Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water(180lb person would need to drink 90oz of water per day)
-Sleep 7-9 hours a day
-Consuming 1-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables per day
-Exercising for 30 minutes per day
-Control blood sugar
-Drink Hydrogen Water**Not much research has been done on this but I drink it regularly and noticed a difference in my energy levels
-Consume omega 3/6 foods(fish,walnuts, olive oil)
-Limiting gluten intake
And many more!
The big picture here is just having a healthy lifestyle you can manage the general levels of inflammation that cause abnormal reactions in the body. No pill or “detox” program will fix it!
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