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5-11-2017

Eating chili peppers, turmeric, chocolate and red wine could control immune hyperactivity in lupus

Researchers examined clinical evidence of different dietary components and their affect on rheumatic diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and found an association between imbalances in the intestinal bacteria and those diseases. Interaction between the gut bacteria and the immune system involving T cells that can lead to autoimmunity. Foods such as omega-3 fats have the opposite effect. Other nutritional components that may inhibit inflammation are chili peppers, turmeric (curcumin), chocolate and red wine. Read more here.


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