Research has show that one of the major chronic inflammation causes is what you eat...
..if you’re eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed meats on a daily basis then there is a good chance that you are experiencing inflammation in some capacity in your body.
It might not seem like an issue… but inflammation can cause side effects such as Asthma, Crohn’s Disease, Heart Disease and Joint Pain.
If you’re suffering from inflammation, there are diet changes that can be made to help counter some of the side effects…
Try Replacing These Foods To Help Combat Inflammation:
Refined Carbohydrates – Includes white bread and sugary cereals. Try replacing with whole wheat or multi-grain bread, brown rice, rolled oats. Replacing refined carbohydrates with complex carbohydrates can help give you more energy, due to the length of time it causes your body to break down these carbs.
Fried Foods – When going out to eat, try opting for a side salad or even a baked potato, rather than french fries or onion rings. If you’re going to a Chinese restaurant, most restaurants offer a diet menu. Even if you don’t want the diet menu, try ordering your sauce on the side.
Soda and other sugary drinks – Replace with water, coconut water, unsweetened tea. Sodas contain sugar, sodium and even artificial sweeteners, which are a big contributor to inflammation in the body. Not only that caffeine is a diuretic, which causes you to have to pee a lot and causes dehydration.
Red meat and other processed meats (hot dogs, sausage) – Replace with lean meats such as boneless chicken breast, ground turkey, homemade veggie burgers. Lean meats contain less saturated animal fat, which is known to cause stiffening of your arteries
It Also Helps To “Supplement Your Diet”
Despite eating a well-balanced diet, sometimes your body lacks essential vitamins and nutrients. Luckily for you, there are many supplements out there that can help you out in this department. These include:
Calcium and Vitamin D – Recent studies show that many people who lack enough calcium in their diets may fracture bones easier and that vitamin D allows calcium to be absorbed more efficiently.
Glucosamine and Chondrotin – These are found naturally in the cartilage of your joints and can help relieve pain and improve joint mobility.
SAMe (S-adenosy-L-methione) – Can help deliver sulfur to your cartilage. Sulfur is helpful in building strong joints.
Follow these tips to help decrease inflammation in your body. If these diet changes are not helpful in your case, speak to your primary care provider to identify core issues and optimal treatment solutions.