Anxiety is prevalent in sufferers of cardiovascular conditions yet this is often untreated and unnoticed. Scientists have developed a theory that the high rates of anxiety may be attributed to the inflammation present in these conditions.
As a result of this inflammation, anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines are released to act as messengers between immune cells. Pro-inflammatory cytokines have been linked several conditions such as depression, asthma, diabetes and obesity.
Being healthy and including or maintaining enough antioxidants in your system can be difficult with people’s lifestyle choices.
Thanks to its antioxidative properties, anthocyanin has been shown to reduce levels of TNF-α, an inflammatory marker that plays a significant role in bone loss associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Antioxidants or free radical scavengers are nature’s way of protecting our bodies from the damaging effects of free radicals.