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Did you know that inflammation is one of the dangerous effects of eating junk food?
The constantly dynamic life of our days and the need to do it “fast” has led us to forget about the essential rules that our mothers and grandmothers used to use at mealtime: home-made foods, without pesticides, artificial adhesives or genetically modified.
Unfortunately, more people rely on junk food and fast food these days, which contain refined sugar, additives, salt, and unhealthy fatty acids. These foods tend to cause bodily inflammation. Inflammation (from Latin inflammare, which means lighting a fire) is the way in which the immune system responds to invaders such as viruses and bacteria, explains the Arthritis Foundation.
In this process, different kinds of white blood cells travel in the blood to the infection site, and once there, they request more white blood cells, which eliminate the infection. When the infection or threat disappears, the inflammation dissipates.
If the body becomes inflamed from viruses and bacteria other than junk food, it thinks it must "detoxify" from these foreign elements and then continues its own treatment. In other words, the inflammation never goes away, becoming what is called chronic inflammation. This is quite difficult to treat since you generally do not realize that you have it until something in your body begins to fail. When the inflammation begins and begins to travel in the bloodstream without healing, it produces harmful effects throughout the body.
Studies show that chronic inflammation is the root of numerous diseases, those in which it becomes obvious, such as rheumatoid arthritis and those that are not, such as Alzheimer's, cancer, arteriosclerosis, heart valve problems, diabetes, chronic fatigue, obesity and fatigue in general.
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You can prevent or reduce chronic inflammation by adding more fresh foods to your diet, such as salads and fruits, which contain vitamins and nutrients that purify the body. Increase the consumption of fish, nuts, olive oil and legumes. Drink more water and, of course, sleep 7 to 8 hours a day, let your body rest and control stress.