Studies is showing that inflammation may be the causing factor in many diseases.
When it comes to reducing risk, it usually seems as though we need to keep a sharp eye on things to avoid inflammation.
We can keep our arteries clean by laying off saturated fats, staying away from carbs to ward off diabetes, especially staying tobacco free to prevent lung cancer and most importantly exercising!
There are studies that suggest inflammation is the root of most diseases like:
What is inflammation?
Chronic inflammation is often invisible to patients and doctor’s eyes. It occurs when the triggering agent isn’t entirely eliminated or the cover up T cells don’t call off the immune system after the body fends off the assault.
We adults have some level of chronic inflammation slowly starting a war of erosian on tissues and organs, its activity often evidenced only in blood tests. If it excels chronic inflammation can wear away at the body so that the damage is devastating.
The gene for Selenoprotein S, a protein that plays a major role in controlling inflammation, this may lead to a test predicting who is at high risk for inflammatory disorders, and to the development of new drugs for chronic inflammation.
Low-calorie diets and exercise remain the surest thing for preventing degenerative inflammatory disease. Obesity is linked to high CRP levels, as are “bad” fats and refined carbohydrates. Saturated and trans fats tend to stoke the immune response, while omega-3 fatty acids (in fish oils) and monounsaturated fats (such as olive and canola oils) may dampen it.
Foods That Causes Inflammation
- Artificial Trans Fats
Artificial trans fats are mostly the unhealthiest fats you can consume, artificial trans fats is linked to high levels of inflammatory markers.
- Vegetable and Seed Oils
Scientists believe that vegetable oils, such as soybean oil, promote inflammation due to their very high omega-6 fatty acid content. Vegetable and seed oils are used as a cooking oil and are a main ingredient in many processing foods.
Researchers suggest that the carbs in the modern diet may process the growth of inflammatory gut bacteria that can increase your risk of obesity and inflammatory bowel disease.
Consuming alcohol may increase inflammation and lead to a leaky gut that can cause a rise in inflammation throughout your body.
- Processed Food
Processed food is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.
What Foods Fights Inflammation?
- All Berries
Berries antioxidants are known as anthocyanins. These compounds may reduce inflammation, promotes immunity and reduces risk of heart disease.
Broccoli is one of the major sources of sulforaphane, an antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory effects.
- Green tea
Green tea’s high EGCG content reduces inflammation and shields the cells from damage that can lead to diseases.
Some edible mushrooms boast compounds that may eliminate inflammation. Eating them raw or lightly cooked may help you absorb their full anti-inflammatory potential.
Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called Curcumin. Eating black pepper with turmeric can significantly increase the absorption of curcumin.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil has potent anti-inflammatory benefits, which can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and other serious health conditions.
Avocados are packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Avocados with its beneficial compounds may protect against inflammation and reduce your cancer risk.
People with low levels of inflammation on a chronic basis are at risk that may lead to disease.
Keeping a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet is the best way to safeguard your health.
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