Acute vs. Chronic
Acute inflammation comes on quickly and only lasts a few days, for example if your elbow becomes damaged the tissue or joints may need care and become inflamed as a response. This type of inflammation is usually quick to recover from.
The problems arise when we start talking about Chronic Inflammation. This type can last for months to years and is usually a result of the body not being able to eliminate the cause of the inflammation.
What triggers inflammation?
Common causes of inflammation besides physical damage to the body include diet, stress and lack of exercise.
Carrying excess weight can also trigger inflammation in the body. Further having poor gut health (imbalanced gut bacteria) can contribute to inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, depression, and neurological diseases.
How can diet impact inflammation?
It’s important to consider what goes into your body if inflammation is a concern for you. Review the list of foods below and try to reduce your intake to as little as possible.