6 anti-inflammatory foods

CHRONIC inflammation is behind the development of many medical conditions, including abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hyperglycaemia and hypertension.1

Body fat

Adipose tissue is metabolically active and capable of secreting more than 50 different adipocytokines. One example is tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) which starts a cascade ultimately leading to insulin resistance.

TNF-α activates the pro-inflammatory transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), which affects the production of further pro