The Anti-Inflammatory Grocery List

Protect your body against disease by adding these foods to your shopping cart.

The Anti-Inflammatory Grocery List

By Toni Gasparis

Acute inflammation is the process of your immune system becoming activated in order to heal ailments such as a cut or an infection. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when parts of your body are continuously inflamed for various non-acute reasons, such as longstanding illness, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, smoking, or environmental factors such as pollution. This type of inflammation in the body is dangerous because it could potentially damage tissues, and research has shown that it contributes to certain diseases in your body such as arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. Fight inflammation in your body by cleaning up your diet and making sure you are feeding yourself the healthiest foods possible.


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What Are Anti-Inflammatory Foods?

There are two types of foods that are important to know about: pro-inflammatory foods and anti-inflammatory foods. Pro-inflammatory foods are those that contain unhealthy ingredients that can cause an adverse reaction, and therefore inflammation, in the body. Highly processed foods are the biggest culprit due to their bad fats and preservatives, but white starches, sugar, certain types of bread, and even red meat can also be to blame. Conversely, anti-inflammatory foods inhibit or deactivate certain pro-inflammatory chemicals, receptors, or processes in the body to reduce inflammation. The best way to guarantee you are eating anti-inflammatory foods is to pack your diet with clean, natural, healthy foods.

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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