5 Foods that Trigger Inflammation

5 Foods that Trigger Inflammation
Foods you must watch out for to avoid triggering inflammation.
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When you’re trying to manage inflammation or completely avoid it from happening, these are the 5 types of foods you must avoid.

Sugar

I would certainly agree that it is really hard to resist a sweet treat thus the next thing i’m about to say can make you watch your sugar intake. Sugar can cause inflammation. Not just simple inflammation but a serious one. Sugar triggers the release of inflammatory messengers. Better reduce your consumption and choose a healthier option to your “go to” meals.

Alcohol

Aside from being a big burden to the liver, alcohol has high content of sugar which irritates the organs and causes inflammation. It will be best to eliminate or moderate the use or consumption of it.  Smaller amount of alcohol makes the risk of getting heart or liver diseases mostly at bay.

Milk

Some people who suffer from arthritis mostly avoid taking dairy products because of its protein content. Milk is a common trigger to inflammation wherein the protein content of most dairy products can irritate their tissues and joints.

Fried and Processed foods

Cut down the amount of fried and processed foods. These kinds of foods undergo various processes until it is really picture perfect to look at at and ready for consumption. Also, it has chemicals used to improve its quality and taste.

Salt

Less salt intake helps you manage your arthritis. Processed foods contains excessive sodium. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) must also be avoided. Many fast food products contain this kind of chemical food additives which is unhealthy and causes two chronic ailment: inflammation and affect the liver health.

To reduce inflammation, why not stock up on Omega-3 fatty acids (from fish), eat a diet rich in fiber, reduce physical activity (for now at least), and eat low cholesterol/low glycemic index foods.

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Eating healthy is always the key to  healthy living. Making simple choices such as buying fresh foods when going on your weekly grocery trip can make a difference. Trimming down some of the inflammatory trigger foods and eating more anti-inflammatory makes better sense.