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In the last IMAC Doctor’s Notes blog, our board certified clinical nutritionist Dr. Jason Hui reviewed pro-inflammatory foods like processed foods with added sugars. In this blog, we’ll explore foods to eat that can actually boost your immunity and help your body ward off viruses.

Is Inflammation Normal?

Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s response to the environment to protect you from bacteria, viruses and fungi. However, long-term inflammation increases your risks for challenging health conditions.

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You are What You Eat

What you eat has a considerable effect on the permeability of your intestinal walls and how much waste or toxins may leak into your body. We believe that most of the inflammation can start from the GUT. This could lead to poor absorption of nutrients that your immune system may need.

Some of the best anti-inflammatory foods include in a healthy diet:

  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cloves
  • Strawberries
  • Acai Berries
  • Blueberries
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger

In general, eating a diet consisting of a moderate amount of protein, low net carbohydrates, and high healthy fats may provide your body the best defense for an reducing an inflammatory response that may affect your health negatively.