There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Acute is the body’s short-term solution to heal the body from everyday wear and tear such as scrapes, sore throats, black and blues. Chronic inflammation is the long-term response to diseases and environmental factors such as (not limited to) poor diet, low exercise and smoking. The longer the body stays inflamed, the more white blood cells populate with nowhere to go, and end up “attacking” internal organs creating internal damage. Most people aren’t aware that they are experiencing high inflammation in their bodies, it isn’t always physically noticeable. Although, when inflammation continues to increase it’s one of the main causes of acne, fatigue, weight gain, irritability, and even disease.

There are so many whole foods that can assist in an anti-inflammatory diet to heal the body from the inside-out. Get your daily dose of turmeric and ginger. Fill up on alkalizing foods such as leafy greens, sea vegetables, sprouts, lemon, lime, apple cider vinegar, and green tea. Opt for Himalayan pink salt instead of table salt. Make sure the majority of your diet does NOT include fast food, fried food, refined sugar, processed food, too much sodium or too much alcohol. Watch the playlist above for recipes on how to use the best anti-inflammatory foods!