How to beat killer inflammation

It's the killer hiding in plain sight.

Inflammation can cause some seriously killer pain -- but when inflammation is doing its worst, it can kill you for real.

And you won't feel a thing!

Inflammation plays a key role in heart disease, dementia, mood disorders, and even many cancers -- and if you're getting up there in years, you're almost certainly battling at least SOME level of inflammation.

I'm here to help you win the battle AND the war -- because I'm about to share with you the latest research that gives you some of the best weapons for fighting inflammation.

And I guarantee you're going to like some of them... and you're going to absolutely LOVE one in particular.

The new study focuses on how certain foods can control cytokines, or cells that help trigger the inflammation response. While fruit and vegetables in general are rich in inflammation-fighting compounds, a few stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea, and açai berries all contain polyphenols that can help regulate cytokines and, in turn, slash your levels disease-causing chronic inflammation.

Of course it's always best to get as many of your nutrients as you can from food, and those are all great things to include in your diet.

But sometimes, it's not enough -- either the food sources are scarce, or you've just reached a point in life where you need a whole lot more than what you can get from an onion or some grapes.

So you should also look for a supplement blend that contains these terrific polyphenolic compounds that, according to the study, will help fight off inflammation: isorhamnetin, resveratrol, curcumin, and vanillic acid.

OK, I did promise one inflammation-fighter that you'll love and here it is: chocolate.

The new study didn't focus on cocoa or chocolate, but we know from earlier research that it's one of the best sources of dietary polyphenols around.

Just 3.5 ounces of delicious dark chocolate contains 1,664 mg of total polyphenols and 1,860 mg of antioxidants.

The key, of course, is self-control. If you can trust yourself to have a square or two of a quality dark chocolate per day, then feel free to add it to your diet.

If you can't open a package of chocolate without finishing the whole thing, then it's best to get your polyphenols from other sources.