Do you know all about Inflammation?
Inflammation is a defense mechanism in the body. When something harmful or irritating affects a part of the body, the immune system recognizes the damaged cells, irritants, pathogens, etc and initiate the healing or corrective process. Thus, diet for controlling inflammation is important.
In the absence of inflammation the wound, the damaged tissue will not be able to heal or recover.
The first stage of inflammation is an irritation. There are 2 types of immunities, innate and adaptive. As the name suggests, innate immunity is the one with which a person is born with.
Whereas adaptive immunity develops over time due to exposure to a certain allergen, toxic substances, virus, bacteria, etc.
Innate immunity id generally non- specific while adaptive immunity is specific towards the cause or trigger. Inflammation is a part of innate immunity.
Acute inflammation of skin:
1. Pain in the affected region/part of the body
2. Redness in the affected area
3. Immobility or loss of function in the affected area
5. The affected area becomes warm or heated up
Symptoms of chronic inflammation:
2. Mouth sores/ulcers
3. Chest pain
4. Abdominal pain
6. Rashes over body
7. Pain in joints
Examples of chronic inflammation include:
Asthma, peptic ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis, tuberculosis, sinusitis, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, etc
The inflammation can be corrected with the help of correct dietary interventions. Inclusion of anti-inflammatory foods such as
- olive oil
- nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc)
- tomato, green leafy vegetables
- omega 3 rich fish
- citrus fruits
- berries and sweet potatoes, etc
The specific causes or triggers for inflammation in specific cases should be eliminated from the diet
A person with inflammation should avoid the following :
– Refined food products
– Sugar (excessive consumption)
– Bakery products
– Soda & carbonated drinks
– Deep-fried food, Junk
– Red meat
– Vanaspati, lard, margarine
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