Health Tip: Fight Inflammation With Diet and Exercise

Inflammation may behind everything from pain to heart disease. But there are ways to fight it.

Here are suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Fill at least half of your meal plate with fruits and vegetables. Include plenty of leafy greens and berries.
  • Choose plant-based proteins, such as nuts, beans and seeds.
  • Eat whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat bread and wheat pasta.
  • Choose healthier fats, such as those found in avocados and olive oil.
  • Eat fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as anchovies, salmon and sardines.
  • Use fresh spices and herbs to season your food and get added antioxidants.
  • Get regular exercise, plenty of sleep each night and maintain a healthy body weight.

Source: HealthDay

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