How do we end up having inflammation in our body? Most of people might assume a traumatic event such as a sprain or strain injury as the cause for inflammation. Although these types of trauma produce inflammation but they are not the only cause of inflammation, as a matter of fact, most of the inflammation in our body is promoted by our diet!
Americans are very much suffering from cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and most other chronic diseases due to consumption of food that promote inflammation in the body's tissues and organs.
Consumption of large amount of sugars, carbohydrates, starch, and fatty meats lead to increased acid or acidity level in our body which promotes production of damaging free radicals and as a result inflammation in our tissues and organs. If the inflammation is continued long enough it could interfere with the function of our organs leading to a state of disease and illness.
It is easier said than done, but it could be summarized as the following:
Minimize use of sugary and starchy food, high calorie beverages, refined oil and grains and cut down on meat consumption. If you eat meat eat lean meat or white meat, such as fish and poultry. Most importantly eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Unfortunately average American's diet consists of 10% or less fruit and vegetables whereas this percentage has to be 30 to 40%.
Now if you want to live longer and stay away from many common diseases change your inflammatory diet to an anti-inflammatory diet. Search the anti-inflammatory food or diet on the internet or simply call our office.