Can You Reduce Inflammation by Eating Less? Yes!
By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND
Overeating can make your brain go haywire, prompting a cascade of damage that may lead to inflammation and subsequently diabetes, heart disease and other ills.
Eating too much activates a normally dormant immune system pathway in your brain, which sends out immune cells to attack and destroy invaders that are not there. This finding could help explain why obesity causes or contributes to so many different diseases.
Studies that have shown that obesity causes chronic inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation is found in a range of diseases related to obesity, including heart disease and diabetes.
Suffering from chronic pain and inflammation? Maybe you need to look at your portion sizes.
4 Tricks to Reduce Portion Sizes
- Use smaller plates
- Keep serving dishes off the dinner table
- Drink 2 glasses of water before each meal
- Start your meal with a bowl of soup