Benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet

The True Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

What you put in your mouth makes all the difference in the world for how you feel and how your body will operate. Inflammation causes so many issues in the body, which is why we place such a great emphasis on educating our patients about the anti-inflammatory diet. 

When they begin to understand how to reduce their chronic inflammatory state with diet and nutritional supplements, they start seeing amazing results in how they feel. Simply cutting out sugars, trans fats, and flour, along with adding anti-inflammatory vegetables introduces a host of benefits including:

  • Decreased risk of weight gain and obesity – One of the immediate benefits of adopting a healthier anti-inflammatory diet is increased nutrients and decreased risk in obesity and its associated complications. With diets that cut out processed foods and focus on whole, real foods, our bodies feel satisfied for longer and filled with the right kind of fuel. Focusing on these foods will naturally curtail unwanted weight gain and allow you to feel more energized for exercise and increased movement.
  • Decreased pain – By definition, inflammatory foods cause areas of our body to inflame – or swell – which causes stress and discomfort throughout various areas of the body. When it comes to the sinuses, that inflammation results in obstruction to breathing and other functionality. When this inflammation is decreased it helps the affected area of the body work properly without stress, resulting in decreased overall pain. 
  • Ability to combat chronic illnesses – Some studies have found that chronic inflammation causes a constant state of stress on your body and as a result can trigger major health issues from heart disease and diabetes to worsened arthritis and possibly cancer. By decreasing as much inflammation as possible, you help your body naturally prevent or combat those ailments.  Avoiding triggers is one of the easiest, most effective ways to achieve optimal health. 

It’s important to understand the role nutrition plays in reducing inflammation and healing patients. Focusing on the nutritional component, combined with appliance therapy and other treatments used by the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of North Texas and referral partners, can help make you feel whole again. Learn more by visiting our website at