There has been a resurgence lately about foods that cause inflammation that is worthy to highlight. I very much still recommend that you have your blood tested for what your specific triggers are like I did, but there are some general ones to watch for like:
- Refined carbohydrates
- Saturated fats
- Vegetable oils
- Partly hydrogenated oils
- Sugars and simple carbs
- Processed meats
Inflammation can occur in response to many triggers. Some of these we can’t do much about, such as pollution, injury or sickness. However, you have much more control over the foods and beverages you choose to eat and drink. To stay as healthy as possible, keep inflammation down by minimizing your consumption of foods that trigger it.
For me, my quintessential bad food is a grilled cheese sandwich, which I vow to never eat again. It has simple carbohydrates, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, partly hydrogenated, and dairy. All of which is really bad for me!