Inflammation is an immune response generated by your body while defending against foreign particles and invaders. Mild inflammation is a sign that your immune system is actively fighting against pathogens (disease-causing agents). In this way, you can say that inflammations are good for your body.
In most of cases, inflammation shows its evil side and proved to be quite hazardous for the body. Chronic inflammations result in fatal disorders like obesity, diabetes and heart attacks. In this blog, I have highlighted the top foods causing inflammation in the body.
Foods that cause inflammation in the body:
Yes, you heard it right! There are certain foods that stimulate the process of inflammation in the body naturally. Let’s talk about them so that you can avoid them.
- Artificial Trans Fats
- High Fructose Syrup
- Refined Carbohydrates
- Vegetable oils
- Seed oils
Let’s discuss effects of all these foods one by one.
Artificial Trans Fats:
Artificial Tran’s fats are basically a processed modification of naturally occurring oils. In order to give them solid-state stability, hydrogen is added in them and they become saturated.
Trans fats are also known as “partially hydrogenated fats”. These fats accumulate in the inner lining of endothelial cells and arteries and clog them.
Blockage of blood vessels interrupts the passage of blood and cause a higher risk of inflammation.
Not only artificial Tran’s fats but naturally occurring trans fats like in milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products can also cause inflammation that can lead towards heart disease.
Artificial Trans fats are used to preserve processed and can foods. So, excessive consumption of these foods can be counted as a big cause of inflammation in the body.
High Fructose Syrup:
High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose and 45% glucose while the normal sugar is sucrose that contains 50% fructose and 50% glucose.
Excessive use of sugars in any form is hazardous for health because it causes chronic inflammation that can lead to diabetes mellifluous and other heart disorders.
Along with this, recent studies have shown that diet containing high sucrose levels can cause breast cancer then move towards lungs due to inflammatory response.
Another inflammatory response was studied in an experiment where scientists observed a chronic inflammatory reaction on mice of omega fats that was due to excessive consumption of high- sucrose diet.
It’s just a myth that having crabs in your diet leads to chronic inflammation. Vegetables and fruits are essential to provide fibre to your body. The problem causing factor is when vegetables are processed and refined.
Refined carbohydrates do not contain fibres they are the only packet of sugars that kills a person silently.