Inflammation: The Silent Killer

Inflammation: The Silent Killer

You may not be able to see or feel inflammation slowly damaging your body.

Why does inflammation happen?

Inflammation is a natural way that your body heals itself and fights injuries and infections. This swelling can also

happen when the immune system is activated without injury or infection. When this happens and there is nothing to

heal, your immune cells begin to destroy rather than protect. Their targets are your healthy arteries, organs, and


Dr. Varinthrej Pitis of Scripps Clinic in Carmel Valley says, “When you don’t eat healthy, don’t get enough exercise, or

have too much stress, the body responds by triggering inflammation.” She stresses that in the long term, chronic

inflammation can have dire consequences on the body.

What does chronic inflammation do to the body?

Unfortunately, early symptoms of chronic inflammation can go undetected since the signs and symptoms can be very

subtle. As time progresses and inflammation becomes worse, it can damage your arteries, organs, and joints.

Without medical intervention, it can contribute to chronic diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diabetes, obesity,

cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions.

How can I reduce my risk of chronic inflammation?

By having a healthy and anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle you can control or even reverse inflammation. It is

recommended that you eat more foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids, such as cold water fish, like salmon and tuna,

tofu, walnuts, flax seeds, and soybeans. You should also limit your intake of unhealthy fats, processed foods, and

refined sugar and carbs.

It can be hard to get the right amount of Omega-3’s daily. Taking a scoop of UB Super Plant-Based Protein

Superfood Nutritional Shake daily can help you take in a wide range of Omega fatty acids such as Omega-3,

Omega-6, and Omega-9s for brain, heart, joint, and skin health!

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