Studies relate chronic inflammation to the deadliest diseases of the modern era, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
Yet, this is no surprise if you consider the inflammatory ingredients of the foods we consume daily.
These are the 6 most common inflammatory foods you need to avoid:
- White Bread
White bread is rich in refined carbohydrates, which are almost immediately converted into glucose in the body. This raises the insulin levels and creates a perfect environment for inflammation.
On the other hand, the findings of a 2012 study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicate that the consumption of whole grain bread significantly lowers the risk of inflammation.
- Cow’s Milk
Cow’s milk is one of the most inflammatory foods, due to its proteins and lactose. Moreover, skimming does not help and it makes the milk even more inflammatory.
- Fried Foods
High temperatures cause the formation of advanced glycation end products, which are foreign to the body, and it treats them as inflammation. Actually, inflammation is the response of the body to a perceived infection.
- Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oils (corn, soy, and sunflower) are extremely high in inflammation-causing omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore, use olive oil instead, which is rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
The body works hard to break alcohol down, and during this process, toxins are created, which harm the liver cells.
6. The Three ‘Ps’
The term was invented by Michelle Schoffro, and it refers to all processed, packaged and prepared foods. These foods are highly inflammatory, so avoid all foods prepared thus, and forget about soda, candy, cereals, and processed cheese.
If you start making these changes into your diet, you will experience multiple health benefits, and you will significantly lower your risk of inflammation.
The following video from David offer more useful tips: