Did you know that there are foods that cause inflammation? Inflammation is the number one culprit behind diseases. It’s actually a way our body protects us from from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
But in this crazy toxic chemical world of faux foods and poisons, sometimes our body triggers an inflammatory response even when there aren’t any foreign invaders to fight off. Meaning you exist in permanent state of swelling. Left untreated, you can develop i.e. autoimmune diseases, which is when the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues.
Some threats to our health are obvious, but sometimes the worst threats move slowly and silently. That’s exactly the case with chronic low-level inflammation. Its stealthy nature belies its destructive power. Chronic inflammation in your body can do serious damage.
Thanks to our modern lifestyles, chronic low-level inflammation could very well be severely eroding your health and contributing to at least seven of the 10 leading causes of mortality in the United States—which include autoimmune disorders, heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and nephritis.
The foods we choose to eat—or not to eat—can also affect inflammation. For instance, eating fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and omega-3 fatty acids—foods found in a Mediterranean diet —have anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are nine foods to avoid to keep inflammation and illness at bay.
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