Harvard Women's Health Watch

Fighting inflammation at the meal table

A healthy diet goes a long way in keeping inflammation—a process that underlies most serious diseases—at bay. We all benefit from inflammation, the process by which our immune system detects and disables foreign molecules or microbes. Although we may not enjoy the runny nose and scratchy throat of a winter cold—the signs of our immune system at work—inflammation eventually rids us of the virus responsible. However, when inflammation persists at low levels…

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