Nobody ever really looks into solutions and therapies for inflammation until it comes time to deal with it. If you’ve ever suffered from inflammation or the number of diseases that stem from it, such as arthritis and other chronic diseases, you’ve probably asked what solutions there are to help relieve the pain.
What you should be asking is how you can reduce joint inflammation in the first place.
Inflammation is a natural product of the body to repair tissue injury, chronic inflammation is when that process gets out of hand and can’t stop. This overreaction is brought on by certain foods that you consume every day, but luckily they are easily removable!
So what foods should you avoid?
Here is a list of the 3 major chronic inflammation causes:
1. Anything That can Trigger an Allergy
If you have any sort of allergy, you know that it sets your body off in the wrong way. But who knew this could also affect your body’s inflammation processes in the wrong way? It’s important to make sure that you are not eating anything that your body can’t handle, even if it is only a mild reaction.
Common allergens like eggs, dairy products and vegetables are the hardest to avoid since they can be found in some foods that you wouldn’t expect. Make sure you check the ingredients of the food you eat for any form of what you’re allergic to! You might be surprised that something you love actually contains that pesky allergen!
2. Fried Foods
You probably already know that deep fried foods are bad for you for other reasons, but they actually do their part in promoting inflammation as well.
It’s in the oil. Most oils used in fried foods are already stripped of their natural nutrients, and whatever might be left over is destroyed in the heat needed to fry the food. What is left is a kind of toxin that overloads the elimination system of the body and causes the inflammation process to go crazy.
3. Processed Foods and Drinks
Just like the oil in fried foods, most things that are processed before being sold in supermarkets end up losing the majority of their nutrients. Pastries, processed soups, fizzy drinks, all of these and more have been altered so that they do more bad to our bodies than good.
Cutting these foods out of your diet will help your inflammation system do only what is necessary to repair your tissue and nothing else. No overtime, no chronic inflammation, no arthritis.
And don’t you worry, there are other solutions as well!
If you already find yourself with chronic inflammation there are many natural foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties that are readily available at the supermarket such as:
- Coconut oil: the nutrients in coconut oil are not destroyed when cooked, and are easily digested.
- Fish: contains natural anti-inflammatory properties and is known to encourage the production of pain-relieving hormones in the body.
- Ginger: Contains significant anti-inflammatory properties in the root.
- Cayenne peppers: contains capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory agent.