Promoting a healthy inflammatory response is important for nearly every aspect of your health, from your joints to your cognitive function.

And there are a number of ways you can be proactive about supporting a healthy inflammatory response.

Here are our top four tips.

1. Nourish your body with foods that promote a healthy inflammatory response

-Go easy on processed foods and simple sugars, but pile your plate high with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

2. Be mindful of your omega-3/omega-6 balance

-There are two common omega fatty acids in our diets: omega-3s and omega-6s. They're both essential to health, but balancing the two is even more important. Because we tend to eat foods made with corn and vegetable oils, Americans tend to eat too many foods high in omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Maintaining a balance can help promote a healthy inflammatory response. For optimal health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1.

3. Reap the benefits of the golden spice

-Curcumin, an extract of the turmeric spice, is rich in bioactive compounds called curcuminoids, which help inhibit inflammatory factors to support whole-body health. The result? You'll be supporting head-to-toe health, from comfortable joints to healthy organ function.

4. Get moving

-Regular moderate exercise can help you support a healthy inflammatory response.

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