Chronic inflammation—long-term inflammation that can last for several months and even years—takes a serious toll on the health of the body. The continuous releases of free radicals, as a result of chronic inflammation, significantly increases cellular damage, resulting in potential for disease and a more rapid aging process. Chronic inflammation and conditions associated with chronic inflammation can be made worse or better depending on a person’s diet. Adding anti-inflammatory foods to your diet not only reduces inflammation over time but is also a part of a healthy, balanced diet. Take a proactive stance against inflammation and the resulting diseases and aging effect by incorporating these foods into your life.