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With every passing year, scientists learn more about the role inflammation plays in aging well. Researchers believe high rates of inflammation in the body is linked to diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis to Lupus, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, depression, and diabetes. By reducing or eliminating inflammation, they argue that we can all lower our risk for developing these diseases.
Reducing inflammation can also play another important role: pain management. For seniors with arthritis, minimizing inflammation can provide relief from the pain and symptoms of the disease without resorting to medication that may have unpleasant side effects.
What can you do to prevent inflammation?
Researchers believe the answer might lie in nutrition. With thoughtful planning, you can avoid foods believed to cause inflammation and increase the amount of foods in your diet thought to help reduce inflammation.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
Nutrition is an important focus of the dining program at Sunrise communities across the country. We invite you to join us for a complimentary meal at your local Sunrise to learn how our chefs combine good nutrition with great taste!