Recent studies have revealed that pro-inflammatory foods accelerate aging process. Starchy, sugary foods are probably the poorest nutritional choices. In fact, they will help you pack some excess pounds and make you look and feel older than your true years. It is important to note that sugars cause tooth decay and have been linked with the high risks of obesity and diabetes.
The other pro-inflammatory foods that ought to be avoided are the common cooking oils. This is because they have high omega 6 fatty acids. However, they have low omega 3 fats. The imbalance between omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats is responsible for diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Surprisingly, they are used daily in restaurants and homes. The common examples of cooking oils include sunflower oils, corn, cotton seed, and many more.
The trans fats are also classified as pro-inflammatory foods. These types of foods are known for their whammy effect. They tend to increase the level of cholesterol. They also promote inflammation, resistance to insulin and obesity. The trans fats are usually found in fast foods, deep fried foods and those prepared by margarine.
Most people value dairy products without knowing they are pro-inflammatory foods. In fact, about 60 per cent of the world population is not able to digest milk. Milk has been known to trigger inflammation and other problems such as constipation, skin rashes, hives, acne, and breathing difficulties. Other than the obvious dairy products such as cheese and butter, there are foods with hidden dairy content. Such foods include breads, crackers, cookies, cream sauces, cakes, and many more. However, you should note that unsweetened yogurt is acceptable as long as users are not allergic to milk.
The list can go on. It is your responsibility to ensure you are eating anti-inflammatory foods. Before eating processed foods you should read the ingredients to ensure they contain safe contents.
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