Acute Inflammation is a nonspecific first line of defense response by the body to trauma such as an injury or a bee sting, or an infection by a pathogen. It sets into motion a process to limit the spread of the trauma resulting in the cardinal signs of the inflammatory response: redness, increased heat, swelling, pain and loss of function. Acute inflammation is usually of short duration and its purpose is beneficial in removing the injurious agent. Chronic or out-of-control inflammation in the body is involved with chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers. Chronic inflammation is not usually apparent and is present for longer periods of time and thus is not considered beneficial. It is now fairly accepted that eating to avoid constant inflammation promotes better health and can ward off disease. There is no specific anti-inflammatory diet; however, some food seem to promote chronic inflammation while others appear to alleviate its effects.