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Foods that cause inflammation

Published Date: Tuesday, 30th August 2016 | Updated Date: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
Foods that cause inflammation

Foods have a role to play in the causing inflammation. Thus, it becomes very important to know the foods that cause inflammation.

Know your foods

Right from a bottle of unhealthy vegetable oil to most polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as:

  • Safflower oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Corn oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Soy oil

All of them are high in linoleic acid. This is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that the body converts into arachidonic acid. Moreover, omega-6 fatty acid has a predominantly pro-inflammatory influence. These same oils contain almost no omega-3s (found in rich supply in cold water fish, phytoplankton, and flaxseed), which soothe inflammation.

For most people, high-carb, low-protein diets are inflammatory. We’ve seen repeatedly that low-carb diets reduce inflammation for most women. However, you will need to listen to your own body and carefully observe which foods fuel inflammation for you. Therefore, the best thing you can do is to plan you diets based on the above inputs.

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