Eliminating inflammation through your diet is a little bit tricky and requires in depth knowledge about what foods to eat and what to avoid. There are some foods that trigger inflammation (inflammatory foods) and others which reduce inflammation (the anti inflammatory foods). Therefore, choosing the right foods to eat may bring you a notch higher when trying to eliminate inflammation. In this blog I will bring you up so speed with some inflammatory foods to avoid.
Inflammatory Foods to Avoid
- Refined Sugar
Studies done by different medical researchers show that consumption of a lot of sugar (refined sugar) may cause inflammation in the body. So, try to avoid any refined sugars like white sugar, turbinado sugar, corn syrup, confectioners sugar and so on. In addition, it is also recommended to avoid the artificial sugar sweeteners.
- Vegetable Oils
Oils such as safflower, sunflower, soy, corn and peanut contain high levels of linoleic acid which has very high pro inflammatory properties for the body. In addition, many vegetable oils contain high amounts of omega 6 fatty acids and very low omega 3. This unbalanced ratio promotes inflammation in your body and is also likely to make you more susceptible to other chronic diseases.
- Trans Fats
Even though processed foods are usually very delicious, they contain low nutrition and high amounts of trans fats. These trans fats promote inflammation, obesity and increase the level of bad cholesterol in your body. Some foodstuffs containing such trans fats include burgers, pizzas, potato fries and hotdogs.
- Nightshade Vegetables
This group of vegetables contain a chemical alkaloid known as solanine which triggers inflammation in certain people. To be on the safe side, it is only advisable to avoid this group of vegetables. They include white potatoes, paprika, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.
- Food Additives
Today, a lot of food additives are added in food products. So, you need to be very careful when shopping for any food item. These food additives are known to trigger inflammatory responses in your body thus they should be completely avoided. Some of the additives include MSG and aspartame.
These are just some of the inflammatory foods to avoid when trying to cope with body inflammation. Apart from avoiding these foods, you need to follow healthy habits to keep inflammation at bay. That's all there is to know about inflammatory foods to avoid.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy.