How Does Diet Affect Inflammation?

Do you suffer from frequent body aches and pains? Are you constantly fatigued? Experiencing depression, anxiety or another mood disorder? Do you have chronic gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea? Can’t lose weight or keep gaining it? All of these ailments can be signs of chronic inflammation in the body. In fact, chronic inflammation in the body has been linked to a variety of conditions including asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and even cancer. So what exactly can you do to decrease inflammation in the body? Diet can have a big impact on inflammation, today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater will be discussing foods to eat, foods to avoid and how we can help with your journey. Have additional questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment for nutritional guidance? Reach out today.



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Foods You Should Eat

When it comes to healthy foods that won’t cause inflammation in the body, there is quite a lot to choose from! These foods include:


  • Leafy greens (spinach, kale, collards, chard, dandelion greens, etc.)

  • Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc.

  • Tomatoes

  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)

  • Avocado

  • Fruits (oranges, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.)

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Chia seeds



Foods You Should Avoid

Along with healthy foods, there are unfortunately quite a few foods you should attempt to avoid as well, these include:


  • Refined carbohydrates (white bread, pastries, pastas, etc.)

  • Fried foods

  • Processed meats

  • Red meat

  • Soda (and other sugary drinks)

  • Margarine

  • High fructose corn syrup

  • Vegetable/seed oils

  • Alcohol


Schedule Nutritional Treatment in Clearwater Today

Interested in improving inflammation in your body through diet? Dawn Potter Acupuncture would be happy to help, schedule Clearwater nutritional treatment today. We can help discuss your symptoms and goals to get you on the right path to reducing inflammation through what you consume.