Chronic, low-grade inﬂammation damages cells, organs, and tissues, leading to loss of function, immune dysregulation, and a host of other problems. Chronic inﬂammation is also a major culprit in weight gain, mainly because it leads to insulin resistance, which causes the body to store glucose as fat, instead of getting it into our
cells for energy. This is a key issue with the development of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity. One of the most eﬀective ways to ﬁght inﬂammation is with diet. Certain foods are shown to drive inﬂammation— mainly sugars and processed foods, but also dairy and some grains, including wheat and other gluten-containing grains. On the other hand, foods such
as green vegetables, low-glycemic (low-sugar) fruits, certain botanicals, and other supplements oﬀer targeted nutrients that help control inﬂammatory processes. In general, a lowglycemic diet emphasizing unprocessed foods, organic meats and produce, and healthy fats can help reduce inﬂammation and support overall vitality. In addition, the supplement Modiﬁed Citrus Pectin (MCP),
which is derived from citrus peels, is a powerful antiinﬂammatory agent shown in research to support numerous critical areas of health. MCP works by controlling the rogue protein galectin-3, a key driver of chronic inﬂammation and ﬁbrosis (uncontrolled scar tissue build-up) leading to organ failure and chronic disease, including heart disease and obesity.
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