Chronic inflammation has been linked to most of America’s deadliest diseases, but fortunately, we’re here with tips to help you avoid the most inflammation-inducing foods!
Check out these six worst offenders when it comes to inflammation:
#1 – Fried Foods
High temperature cooking sparks the formation of advanced glycation end products. Your body treats these compounds as foreign and responds with – yup, you guessed it – inflammation.
After all, inflammation is simply your body’s response to a perceived infection.
Think about that the next time you feel like biting into a piece of fried chicken or shoving French fries into your mouth.
#2 – The Three ‘Ps’
By the three P’s, we mean processed, packaged, and prepared. Because these foods tend to contain a ton of additives, they’re not things you want to eat. Avoid them!
#3 – Vegetable Oil
In particular, vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and sunflower are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which have been linked to inflammation. Olive oil, which is high in the much better omega-3 fatty acids, is a much better choice.
#4 – White Bread
In particular, the refined carbohydrates mean your body makes glucose almost instantaneously, rather than as a slow, drawn-out process, which aids inflammation.
Conversely, whole grain breads are digested slowly, and some studies have linked whole grain breads to lowered risks of inflammation.
#5 – Cow’s Milk
Traditional cow’s milk is full of lactose and related proteins, both of which have been linked to inflammation – and skim milk is not any better than whole.
#6 – Alcohol
Alcohol is one of the worst inflammatory factors. Just leave it alone!