Inflammation is usually classified into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation occurs when an injury, irritation, or infection occurs and the body must fight to repair damaged body tissues. Signs of acute inflammatory processes that are at work include swelling, redness, heat or pain. On the other hand, chronic inflammation is ‘low grade’ or systemic, is more likely to spread with less pronounced symptoms, and at a slower pace, and unfortunately causes more long-term destruction than acute inflammation. One sign of inflammation can be the rapid progression of aging, including rapid and accelerated cognitive decline Chronic disease progression.
Here, we discuss five delicious breakfast ideas that can do double duty for reducing chronic inflammation and slowing down some of the signs or symptoms of aging. To learn more, read popular breakfast foods that reduce inflammation, nutrition experts say.
The grocery store’s yogurt section seems to be expanding with each passing day and fortunately still clocks in at less than $1 a cup. There may be a lot of flavors and types to choose from but sticking to low-fat dairy or non-dairy yogurt with at least six grams of protein per cup is the perfect base for an anti-inflammatory yogurt parfait.
Have some fun and pour the yogurt into a mason jar or other clear food bowl and add alternating layers of walnuts (a source of anti-inflammatory and polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids), reduced-sugar granola, and berries such as blueberries or strawberries. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, while strawberries contain ellagic acid, two compounds that have been studied for their protective anti-inflammatory effects related to insulin resistance and cancer, respectively.