What is the anti-inflammatory diet? Good question. First of all, it is necessary to first know what an inflammatory state is: it is a condition, which can be localized or general, in which an inflammatory response by the organism is highlighted, i.e. when the body’s defense mechanisms come into play. response to health problems.
When we hurt our knee and it swells, that swelling is an inflammatory response, that is, our immune defenses intervene in response to the damage.
Unfortunately, things aren’t always that simple.
First of all, we are not always aware of the damage done to our body : one thing, for example, is hitting the knee, another is an inflammatory state that is the response to a silent, latent process, which then gives rise to a series of symptoms but which does not it is (still) linked to specific pathologies. For example, intolerances, hypersensitivity to certain foods, digestive problems, skin problems, bone and joint problems not due to trauma, hormonal problems. These can be symptoms of a state of silent inflammation, which if it becomes chronic can give rise to more serious problems, or to full-blown diseases.So we are talking about a process that can take years, and that can result from bad habits, wrong diet, stress, abuse of drugs and other substances, exposure to toxins or pollutants of some kind.
You can do some blood tests (for example the Reactive Protein C) to evaluate if an inflammation process is in progress, or particular tests that determine the presence of cytokines, pro-inflammatory molecules, or T lymphocytes and others. For some of these tests specific tests are used, for others a simple blood count is based.
Is there a dietary aid? The subject is controversial, because the concept of silent inflammation is still controversial. However, for years we have been talking about an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce and counteract the risks of silent inflammation, and on page two I summarize the general characteristics of this diet.