Inflammation is a natural body function that protects us from injury and illness. If it goes on too long, it can become harmful, especially among “older” adults. Chronic inflammation is linked to a wide range of health issues, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimers’s.
Foods that flight inflammation include:
Vegetables such as broccoli spinach, kale, collards
Almonds, walnuts and other nuts
Fatty Fish (salmon, tuna, sardines)
Fruit including berries, cherries, apples, and oranges
Green tea, possibly coffee
Turmeric, ginger, garlic, chia seeds
How much of the above list you can get into your daily and weekly dietary intake.