Consuming high amounts of added sugars can lead to inflammation. Sugary foods and beverages can contribute to insulin resistance and promote inflammation.
Foods high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta, and pastries, can cause spikes in blood sugar levels, potentially contributing to inflammation.
Trans fats and excessive saturated fats, often found in fried foods and certain processed snacks, can contribute to inflammation and negatively impact heart health.
While omega-6 fatty acids are essential, an imbalance with omega-3 fatty acids (found in fatty fish, flaxseeds, etc.) can contribute to inflammation. Limit processed vegetable oils high in omega-6.
Regular and excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to inflammation and negatively affect various organs, including the liver.
Processed meats like sausages and hot dogs contain additives and preservatives that may contribute to inflammation. They are also often high in saturated fats.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. A diet lacking in these foods may contribute to chronic inflammation.
Consuming too much salt can lead to inflammation and contribute to conditions like hypertension. Processed and packaged foods are often high in sodium.