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The #1 Way to Reduce Inflammation, Says Science

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Inflammation is like a trip to the dentist—sometimes painful, but occasionally necessary for good health. But if you had to spend every day in the dentist's chair, you'd start to break down. So it is with our body and inflammation, a natural function of the immune system that, if it becomes chronic, can have deadly consequences. But there's one surefire way to reduce inflammation, experts say. Read on to find out more, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 What Is Inflammation? Basically, inflammation is the body's natural reaction to injury or infection. For example: When you cut your finger, the area swells as the immune system sends white blood cells to the area; they release protective substances so healing can begin. Once that's complete, the inflammation subsides. But some lifestyle choices cause inflammation within the body that doesn't go