Inflammation is at the root of so many chronic lifestyle diseases. Expert nutritionist and skincare guru Ginger Hodulik Downey, MS, CNS, explains that fats can help combat this inflammation. Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids are essential to reduce inflammation. Unfortunately, in the standard American diet, people consume far more fats that are actually inflammatory in nature. While some inflammation is necessary in the body, when fats that promote it are consumed in excess of the anti-inflammatory ones, inflammation runs rampant, resulting in chronic lifestyle diseases inside the body and also on the skin. The key to correcting and avoiding this is to consume more foods rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.