IN YOUR SHOPPING BAG The right foods are key to managing chronic inflammation. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Dietitians Kerry Clifford and Meghan Sedivy suggest starting with this list. veggies & fruits Select fresh fruits and veggies with powerful antioxidants to reduce cell damage. + Beets + Berries + Cauliflower + Fennel + Garlic + Kale + Onion healthy fats Choose foods that contain monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats that have omega-3 fatty acids. + Avocado + Chia Seeds + Coconut Oil + Omega-3 Eggs + Flaxseeds + Hummus + Nuts + Olive Oil + Omega-3 Supplements + Salmon body. When your gut becomes ‘leaky’ from unhealthy lifestyle choices, it promotes inflammation.” Our body’s immune system is a complex network that protects us. Without it, we wouldn’t survive. We have two types of immune systems: innate (the one we were born with) and adaptive (the one we develop as we age and the reason you don’t get the same cold twice). What happens when your body is in a chronic state of inflammation? The evidence is strong. Inflammation is linked to chronic diseases. According to the American Public Health Association, nearly one out of every two adults in the U.S. has at least one of the following chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis. Seventy percent of deaths each year are attributed to chronic disease. Inflammation and the immune system are also factors in food allergies, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease, Type 1 diabetes, and lupus. spices & herbs Spices and herbs have been used for thousands of years to combat inflammatory cells. + Black Pepper + Cinnamon + Cloves + Coriander + Cumin + Ginger + Rosemary + Turmeric prebiotics & probiotics Prebiotics are nondigestible carbohydrates that feed the probiotics. Probiotics aid in digestion and gut health. + Artichokes + Asparagus + Jicama + Kefir + Kimchi + Kombucha + Probiotic Supplements + Sauerkraut 020-023 Inflamation-kd.indd 21 4/11/18 11:59 AM