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October 29, 2018 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Reduces Risk Of Death

Want to lower your risk of death from any cause, including cardiovascular disease and cancer? Eat an anti-inflammatory diet!
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In a study involving over 68,000 adults who were followed for 16 years, those who included the most anti-inflammatory foods in their diets enjoyed the following benefits relative to those eating the least:
  • 18 percent less likely to die from any cause
  • 20 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease
  • 13 percent less likely to die from cancer
(Former and current smokers in the study benefitted even more.)
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These results are not surprising given that excess inflammation at the cellular level is a key driver of almost all chronic diseases. Anti-inflammatory foods include fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, oily fish, coffee, tea, dark chocolate, and moderate amounts of red wine. Pro-inflammatory foods include red and processed meats, sugary foods and beverages, and refined grain foods.
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Click here to see my complete list of superstar anti-inflammatory foods.
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