C-reactive protein (CRP) is a tiny inflammatory factor that plays a big role in your risk of heart disease.

Because CRP is stimulated by blood sugar, keeping your blood sugar low is important in preventing heart-harming events.

In fact, the higher your blood sugar level, the more C-reactive protein produced in the body and the greater the risk of cardiovascular complications.

CRP: A Key Indication of Inflammation and Disease Risk

A recent report published by the American Heart Association/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AHA/CDC) duo indicates that CRP measurements may provide important information for assessing heart disease beyond that which may be obtained from established risk factors.

The good news is that what you eat plays a big role in keeping your CRP levels low. Learn about the powerful foods and nutrients that can reduce CRP and systemic inflammation including:

  • Monounsaturated fats
  • Omega 3 fat
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Walnuts

In addition, learn about the glycemic index and why a low glycemic diet is essential to reduce inflammation in the body.