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Foods That Trigger Inflammation

You've likely heard a lot about inflammation, but do you understand what kinds of foods cause it, and what effects it has on the body?

Inflammation is your body's response to invaders, and it shows that your body's white blood cells are working hard to fight for you. For example, when it comes to arthritis, your immune system is trying to fight off invaders that don’t really exist. As a result, your body starts to attack itself, and the inflammation ensues.

Inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, such as an insect bite or an autoimmune disorder. However, it can also be caused by the foods that you eat, and eating these foods regularly can have some poor outcomes in your body.

So, what are these effects?

Foods can be a trigger for inflammation, which is the worst kind, as it often has to deal with your blood vessels. When blood vessels become inflamed continuously, this causes damage to the vessels, which then triggers cholesterol to come in to repair. Repairing the same area over time can result in blockages developing. Something we all want to avoid.

So, knowing what food caused the inflammation is something we should seek to avoid. What foods cause it, and which can help combat it?

Deep down, I am sure we all kind of know which foods cause inflammation. For instance, foods such as French Fries, Soda, Highly Processed Foods, Junk Foods, Refined Carbohydrates, High Sugary Foods, etc. These are all foods that are overly processed, and we are keenly aware that we should keep off of our plates anyway.

The same can be said for foods that fight inflammation. Load up on these healthy foods that help you combat inflammation and keep your body running smoothly:

These include:

  • Tomatoes

  • Leafy Greens

  • Nuts

  • Seeds

  • Fish

  • Fruit

Do you see a trend yet? Healthy, plant-based whole foods, as well as healthy meats, and oils, will help to reduce and even combat inflammation. Meanwhile, overly processed, junk foods will cause your inflammation to flare up.

So to help reduce the symptoms and lower your risk for health issues, you are going to want to eat a lot more whole foods.

What causes inflammation for you?

Is there something you eat that you noticeably feel bloated, achey, and generally unwell after?

For me, inflammation comes on after I eat processed wheat and grains, or foods high in sugar. Don't get me wrong, I love them, but I need to be eating them sparingly, and make sure I get plenty of inflammation fighting foods at other times.

Hit reply and let me know what you've noticed causes you inflammation.

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