Health Tip: Fight Inflammation With Diet and Exercise

Suggestions to help ward off illness

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(HealthDay News) -- Inflammation may behind everything from pain to heart disease. But there are ways to fight it.

Here are suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Fill at least half of your meal plate with fruits and vegetables. Include plenty of leafy greens and berries.
  • Choose plant-based proteins, such as nuts, beans and seeds.
  • Eat whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat bread and wheat pasta.
  • Choose healthier fats, such as those found in avocados and olive oil.
  • Eat fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as anchovies, salmon and sardines.
  • Use fresh spices and herbs to season your food and get added antioxidants.
  • Get regular exercise, plenty of sleep each night and maintain a healthy body weight.

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