Foods that make your inflammation worse

When it comes to staying healthy and pain-free, chronic inflammation is pretty much your enemy. It plays a role in a host of conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and it also contributes to sore joints leading to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Amrita Kumari
Written by: Amrita KumariPublished at: Jan 13, 2017

Inflammation

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When it comes to staying healthy and pain-free, chronic inflammation is pretty much your enemy. It plays a role in a host of conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and it also contributes to sore joints leading to  osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Here is a list of items that you should avoid if you want to control inflammation and its aftereffects.   Image Source: Getty

Refined sugar and starch

Refined sugar and starch
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Whenever one  you eat refined carbohydrates  including   sucrose, lactose, and others, as well as white foods such as white bread, etc., it results in a rapid rise in blood sugar. This, in turn, elevates  insulin levels, thus triggering an immune response. When blood sugar levels and/or insulin levels are high, the result is a pro-inflammatory response. This occurs every time when we eat foods containing refined sugars and starches, which can lead to chronic inflammation.     Image Source: Getty

Red Meat

Red Meat
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Eating red meat produces a chemical that triggers the receptors responsible for inflammation. The body produces an inflammatory immune response to it resulting in uplifting pain and swelling.   Image Source: Shutterstock

Foods with high grade preservatives

Foods with high grade preservatives
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The human body has not evolved to eat artificial chemicals such as additives, preservatives, food coloring, and the many other chemicals found in processed foods.   Image Source: Getty

Saturated fats

Saturated fats
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Many studies have shown that polysaturated fats trigger  inflammation  in fat tissue, which is not only an indicator for heart disease but it also worsens arthritis inflammation. Avoid eating items like Pizza,full fat dairy  and cheese as these are the biggest sources of saturated fats.   Cutting back on foods that promote inflammation, increasing the proportion of fruits and vegetables in your diet, making fish your main protein and getting more omega-3s can make a big difference in your arthritis symptoms.   Image Source: Getty

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