Inflammation is the body’s natural defense mechanism to any foreign substance that it considers harmful. An anti-inflammatory diet is a diet that can reduce inflammation. Changing eating habits by emphasizing anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding inflammatory foods can control the bouts of inflammation. Unresolved inflammation can result in the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, depression, heart disease, and cancer. Read more: Are Eggs Anti-Inflammatory? Article
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