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Foods That Prevent Inflammation

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How Food Prevents Inflammation

Prostaglandins are hormone-like compounds that are derived from the essential fatty acids such as omega-3 fatty acids. They affect muscle contraction and intensify the inflammation process. By eating foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, you can control the proportion of prostaglandins in your body and prevent inflammation. Foods that contain antioxidants are also components of an anti-inflammatory diet.

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Marielaina Perrone DDS Blogger

Very Well Done. Inflammation plays such a big role in so many disease processes including periodontal disease. Good to see this coming to light in media and getting the word out.

Thanks for share.

December 7, 2012 - 9:23am
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