Just about everything that you buy packaged lately has some form of sugar in it, so you’re eating sugar, you’re causing inflammation inside your body. And that means in any amount. It may be hard to resist desserts, pastries, chocolate bars, sodas, even fruit juices, but they all cause inflammation. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition warns that processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Sugar goes by many names so look out for any word ending in “ose,” e.g. fructose or sucrose on ingredient labels. The less you eat, the better you’ll feel.
Several studies have shown that saturated fats trigger adipose, or fat tissue inflammation, which is not only an indicator for heart disease but it also worsens arthritis inflammation. Pizza and cheese are the biggest sources of saturated fats in the average American diet, according to the National Cancer Institute. Other culprits include meat products (especially red meat), full-fat dairy products, pasta dishes and grain-based desserts.
Harvard School of Public Health researchers helped sound the alarm about trans-fat in the early 1990s. Known to trigger systemic inflammation, trans-fat can be found in fast foods and other fried products, processed snack foods, frozen breakfast products, cookies, donuts, crackers and most stick margarines. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient labels. Butter is really something you SHOULD be eating. Do not listen to someone that tells you that butter is bad for you. They do NOT know what they’re talking about.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Omega 6 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid that the body needs for normal growth and development. The body needs a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Excess consumption of omega-6s (which happens to most Americans each and every day due to their poor diets) can trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. These fatty acids are found in oils such as: corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, soy, peanut oil, and vegetable oil; mayonnaise; and many other good tasting, widely used salad dressings.
White flour products (breads, rolls, crackers) white rice, white potatoes (instant mashed potatoes, or french fries) and many cereals are refined carbohydrates. According to Scientific American, processed carbohydrates may trump fats as the main driver of escalating rates of obesity and other chronic conditions. These high-glycemic index foods fuel the production of advanced glycation end (AGE) products that stimulate inflammation.
The Natural Answer to Inflammation?
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