1. Vegetable Oils
Certain vegetable oils like soy, sunflower and corn contain omega-6 fatty acids. While omega-6 fatty acids can help stimulate skin and hair growth and maintain bone health, too much can cause your metabolism rate to spiral; increasing the risk of inflammation.
Instead, swap out your vegetable oils with other oils like olive and canola that’s got both omega 3 and 6 to help balance things out.
2. Fatty Processed Meat
Besides plenty of sodium, fatty processed meat like frozen hot dogs, bacon and burger patties contain plenty of saturated animal fats that when not eaten in moderation, can cause inflammation.
No matter the type (sucrose, fructose or even just plain sugar), too much can lead to inflammation. Highly processed sugars may trigger cytokines, that signal cells in your body to activate inflammation.
4. Refined Carbohydrates
These high-glycemic index (GI) foods tend to increase blood sugar levels quickly, causing inflammation to occur.
5. Processed Cheeses
The high amount of sodium in processed cheese can cause water retention, resulting in bloating.
For some, gluten causes inflammation and allergic reactions to occur.
Normally found in sugar-free foods, aspartame is in artificial sweetener. Should you be allergic to aspartame, your body will react adversely and sometimes inflammation will occur.
Know that red flush you get when drinking beer? Yeap, that’s inflammation occuring right there.
9. High Calorie Yoghurt
Despite what they say, most store bought yoghurts tend to have plenty of sugar and preservatives to keep it fresh and these sugars tend to send your body’s blood sugar level into hyperdrive.
We know MSG can be addictive but make sure you’re seasoning your food with fresh herbs and other ingredients to balance out the sodium intake.