A normal inflammatory response is critical to healing. Inflammation that occurs as part of the healing process prevents the spread of tissue damage and allows your body to dispose of cell debris and pathogens. But as your blood releases chemicals, like histamine and prostaglandins, to help your small blood vessels dilate, the result is also redness, heat – and discomfort.

What are the Causes of Inflammation?

Damage to tissue is probably the most common cause of inflammation. Your immune system is also activated when a microbe, plant pollen, or a chemical invades your body. Whether you’re an athlete who works out routinely, or someone struggling with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, or arthritis, you can find yourself battling chronic inflammation.

The foods you choose to eat can either help ease inflammation or aggravate it. Let’s take a look at foods you should and shouldn’t be eating if chronic inflammation is an issue for you.

What You Shouldn’t Eat

Try to avoid or limit these foods as they can encourage the inflammation process.

• Refined carbohydrates such as white bread and pastries
• French fries and other fried foods
• Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages
• Red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meats (hot dogs, sausage)
• Margarine, shortening and lard

These foods are all generally members of the “no-no” list for those who suffer from Type 2 diabetes or are worried about blood pressure problems and their weight.

Inflammation-soothing Eats

There are also foods that have been found to combat inflammation.

• Tomatoes
• Olive oil
• Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
• Nuts like almonds and walnuts
• Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
• Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges

A diet made up of more natural, plant-based foods can help lower inflammation. Most of these foods have antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals and toxins — fruits, vegetables and leafy greens are all high in natural antioxidants. The Mediterranean diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils, is often used by people who are looking for a good anti-inflammatory eating plan.

Don’t Forget Your Novo Renew

Novo Renew is a nutraceutical, which means all of its eight, natural restorative ingredients come from food sources. By definition Nutraceuticals provide basic nutritional food value and add extra health benefits.

Beside eating foods that are good for you, taking two Novo Renew capsules a day can help repair tissue and calm inflammation. In addition, Novo helps your immune system modulate, eliminating toxins. The result is you feel renewed energy as your body repairs naturally and without interference.

Live joyfully. And recover naturally with Novo Renew.