Eating to Decrease Inflammation

 

Chronic inflammation, which can be the result of poor diet, stress, exposure to environmental toxins and much more, can silently damage your tissues over an extended period of time. This process can go on for years without you noticing, until a disease or chronic pain suddenly sets in.  

The Ketogenic diet is high in good fats and low in net carbs. Scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), found a ketogenic diet may suppress damaging brain inflammation, especially after stroke and brain trauma in addition to body-wide benefits for overall health and longevity.

The result of sticking to a ketogenic diet with healthy fats along with low net carbs is it literally changes the way your body uses energy. A ketogenic diet will convert your body from burning carbohydrates for energy to burning fat as your primary source of fuel. Not comfortable with change to your diet? Researchers also suggest it may be possible to gain some benefits of the ketogenic diet by incorporating just aspects and types of food from the diet to your regular diet.

The study shows possible benefits for diabetics and eventual atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. The buildup of artery-blocking plaque could actually be prevented or decrease in severity with the anti-inflammatory properties this diet carries. Increasing research suggests a ketogenic diet may be beneficial for syndromes such as obesitydiabetes, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, multiple sclerosis, autism, migraines, traumatic brain injuries, polycystic ovary syndrome and others.

Reference: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/09/ketogenic-diet-anti-inflammatory-effects.aspx

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