Foods that cause inflammation

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Depending on the situation, inflammation can be good or bad. It is said to be good because it is the body trying to defend itself when one is sick or injured. On the other hand, chronic and sustained inflammation can be harmful to the body. It is associated with the increase of diseases like heart disease, obesity, and even diabetes. The foods that one eats is the primary cause of body inflammation

Foods that cause inflammation


sugary foods inflammation 5f2Foods with high refined sugars produce cause inflammation in the body due to their acidity. Almost all packed foods contain refined sugars. For example, high fructose corn syrup and table sugar are said to be the primary ingredients of most processed foods.

Vegetable oils

Vegetable oils and industrial fats contain omega six fatty acid contents which can increase the damage to blood vessels and cause inflammation if consumed in large amounts. Polyunsaturated fats such as soy, safflower, cottonseed, and corn are mostly found in restaurant foods and also in packaged food.


Most grains which we consume nowadays are; processed, refined, treated with pesticides and chemicals. For example; rice, wheat, and corn which contains gut irritating protein that can quickly trigger inflammatory reaction during the digestion process.

Food additives

It is usually used as a preservative or as a flavor enhancer. Research has proven that some of these additives such as coloring and monosodium glutamate that are found in packaged food and processed meat trigger an inflammatory response in those people already suffering.

Refined carbohydrates

Research has proven that refined sugars in our modern diet may lead to the growth of inflammatory gut bacteria which may increase the chances of one becoming obesity. Since most of the processed carbohydrates have their fiber removed.

Excessive alcohol

alcohol inflammation 5t6Moderate consumption of alcohol has been proven that it can cause no harm. While on the other hand, higher amounts can cause a severe problem. Those people whom we can refer to as addicts when it comes to alcohol consumption, they often develop problems in which, bacteria move out of their colon and move into the body. This condition is known as Leaky Gut. It can cause a widespread inflammation that leads to damaging of body organs.

Processed meat

It is high in inflammatory compounds like (AGEs) glycation end product, nevertheless; it is associated with colon cancer.

There are several things which can trigger inflammation. Some of them can be controlled while others are uncontrollable. However, one has control over food and beverages they chose to drink or eat. For you to stay healthy, avoid as much as possible consuming all those foods which can trigger inflammation.