Chronic inflammation is a serious health issue that has been scientifically linked to the deadliest diseases of this era, like cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Yet, if we consider the modern American diet, full of inflammatory ingredients and foods, it is no miracle that these diseases are more common than ever.
These are the 6 worst offenders in our diet, that we have to start avoiding in order to prevent such health issues:
1. Fried Foods
High-temperature cooking leads to the formation of advanced glycation end products, which are foreign to the body and it perceives them as infections, so it responds with inflammation.
2. Cow’s Milk
Believe it or, cow milk is one of the most inflammatory foods we consume, due to the lactose and milk proteins in it.
3. The Three ‘Ps’
The term ‘the three Ps’ is an invention by Michelle Schoffro in his Cook over at Care, and covers processed, packaged and prepared foods, which are listed in the category of highly inflammatory foods.
They are loaded with harmful oils, trans fats, sugar, and additives like MSG, which damage the cells and lead to inflammation.
4. Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oils, like corn, sunflower, and soy oil, are extremely harmful as they are high in high amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, which cause inflammation.
The consumption of alcohol creates toxins in the body, that damage the liver cells, and this leads to inflammation.
6. White Bread
White bread is a rich source of refined carbohydrates, which are turned into glucose in the body, that raises the insulin levels. That is a perfect environment for the development of inflammatory processes in the body.
Therefore, you should start consuming a healthy diet, rich in organic, raw, and anti-inflammatory foods that will keep inflammation at bay and support your overall health and wellbeing!