Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response; without it, we can't heal. But inflammation is not always helpful, especially if you suffer from arthritis. It can cause increased swelling or pain in your joints and contribute to obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation. Know which foods to resist and which ones can help you live your best life. If you choose to limit dairy in your diet, be sure to get calcium from other sources like leafy greens and nuts.

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