Friday, December 11, 2015

I'm not sure if I totally buy into this concept yet but I'm intrigued so I'm going to use this post to compile some details, try and put together my thoughts on food/nutrition/diet and what some are calling inflammation. I've heard several speakers talk about inflammation in our bodies being the negative that tears down our body and then other foods are good for fighting inflammation.

I'm not sure if we are talking about "inflammation" as I think of it, like an inflamed finger or inflammation of the stomach lining, or if this is more of a placeholder word used because it is a concept and this is as close as they can get and people "get" the connotation. Hopefully we can drill down on this as well.

Foods that cause inflammation -

  1. Sugar (ends in -ose), triggers the release of cytokines
  2. Saturated Fats, triggers adipose or fat tissue inflammation
  3. Trans Fats, partially hydrogenated oils
  4. Omega 6 Fatty Acid, Need some but excess levels  trigger pro-inflammatory chemicals, this is found in oils such as corn, peanut, & vegetable, mayo, salad dressing
  5. Refined Carbs, white flour & cereal, other high glycemic index foods
  6. MSG, additive in Asian food and soy sauce
  7. Gluten (wheat, rye, barley) and Casein (proteins in dairy and wheat)
  8. Aspertame, a neurotoxin, body attacks toxins like inflammatory or accepts the crap (think about it)
  9. Alcohol, burden to liver
  1. Trans Fats
  2. Sugar
  3. White Bread (refined carbs)
  4. Cheeseburgers (saturated fats)
  5. Alcohol
  6. Omega 6 Fatty Acids
  7. Milk
  8. MSG
  9. Gluten
  1. Sugar and refined starch
  2. vegetable oil
  3. dairy products
  4. red meat, produces Neu5gc, body produces a response to this
  5. wheat, rye and barley (gluten)
  6. food high in trans fats
  7. processed corn
  8. peanuts
  9. food containing chemicals, things with additives, preservatives, food coloring

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