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9 Foods That Could Cancel Out Your War Against Inflammation
No matter what kind of inflammation you may be dealing with in your body, you most likely will be experiencing different levels of pain and discomfort. Your inflammation could be something that is temporary and an uncomfortable inconvenience or you could have a chronic situation that is causing you pain at the highest level. Some of the most severe cases of inflammatory pain are observed with rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and others.
Did you know that the inflammatory processes in your body can be associated with foods that we often use in everyday life? In this article, we list the most common of such foods that can cancel your war against inflammation.
The rapid production of bread has caused a problem with being able to digest the baked goods because of the lower amount of fermentation taking place in the digestion system. This causes the lining of our intestines to become inflamed. In addition, the wheat used in making bread currently has been found to have a super starch called amylopectin, which has been proven to cause inflammation. If you just can’t resist bread from the bakery, opt for sourdough which doesn’t have enough fermentation to allow for healthy probiotics to occur.
2. Artificial sweeteners
You may be taking artificial sweeteners in order to lose weight but you are better off using a small amount of regular sugar than these man-made chemicals. A recent study of humans and mice showed that artificial sweeteners alter the microbiome in the gut due to glucose intolerance. When the body can’t properly metabolize glucose, it causes a major release of cytokines which are highly inflammatory. Artificial sweeteners not only cause inflammation, they cut down on the body’s good bacteria, which are called Bacteroides. These send out compounds that are anti-inflammatory and help to ease the situation.
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