Inflammation is our body’s natural reaction to anything foreign: chemicals, pollen, bacteria, you name it. While this process helps us to naturally fight off illnesses and heal without the need of medicine, it isn’t always our friend. Studies show diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer's have been linked to chronic inflammation of the body. But there might be more to it than simply avoiding inflammation-causing foods, which in itself has been shown to make a big difference. The regular addition of certain inflammation-fighting foods to your diet may help your body further.