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.