Before my son was diagnosed with autism, I had never heard of chronic low-grade inflammation.
Even in the early days of his diagnosis, I didn’t consider how his diet was contributing to his nonverbal and antisocial behaviors.
I didn’t realize how the food I was offering him was directly contributing to his inability to learn what he needed to thrive in society.
Only when I began researching ways to cure my son’s autism did I uncover the truth about low-grade inflammation and how it was harming not just my son, but countless men, women, and children presenting with a myriad of symptoms.
So many conditions, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to ADHD, are worsened or entirely caused by chronic inflammation.
So why is it that so few of us have even heard of this condition?
When I first created Amrita bars, I did it with my son’s medical needs in mind. The earliest versions of Amrita bars were a chewy, sensory-friendly snack designed to treat low-grade inflammation.
Over the years, though Amrita has expanded, I’ve continued to design snacks that help people recover from chronic inflammation.
In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chronic low-grade inflammation, from symptoms of low-grade inflammation to how to treat low-grade inflammation and reclaim your health.
What is Low-Grade Inflammation?
Before discussing chronic low-grade inflammation, let’s first discuss the body’s acute inflammatory response.
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Foods to Eat on a Low Inflammation Diet
One easy trick when deciding what to eat on a low inflammation diet is to consider how close a food is to its source material.
Whole foods like fruits and vegetables are going to be significantly better for inflammation than heavily processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are going to be better for you than canned fruits and vegetables, for example.
In addition to this trick, there are certain foods proven to be especially good for reducing inflammation. They include:
In addition to dietary changes, exercise is one great way to reduce inflammation in your body. However, if you’re struggling with aches and pains in your joints caused by inflammation, exercising may cause increased pain.
That’s why it’s important to focus on low-impact exercise options. These include:
Recovering from Chronic Inflammation
There’s no easy answer to how long it takes your body to recover from chronic inflammation.
Inflammation builds up in your body over time, and it can take just as much time to flush that inflammation out of your system.
The more strict you are about sticking to your low-inflammation diet, the faster you’ll see results and reclaim your life.