Research shows that chronic inflammation can play a role in the development of memory loss. In fact, as AAPR.org points out, you could “Name any common disease associated with aging — cancer, dementia, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Type 2 diabetes — and chronic inflammation will play a role.”
When low-grade chronic inflammation exists, your immune cells “silently attack your own body — your blood vessels, brain cells and organs included.” Stress is known to boost these undesirable inflammatory compounds, as does obesity and genetics.
Fortunately, there are inflammation-fighting foods you can add to your diet to fight back. They help you to reduce your risk of chronic inflammation, while providing you with a whole slew of health benefits.
Here are three types of food that are at the heart of an anti-inflammatory diet, along with the types of food to avoid. Foods given the thumbs up are a core part of the Mediterranean diet.