These foods could cause inflammation

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Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical.

This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health.

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.

By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good.

Research has shown that inflammatory markers can double within six hours of eating a pro-inflammatory meal.

To reduce inflammation, you need to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible: refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries; French fries and other fried foods; soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages; red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage); margarine, shortening, and lard.

Some of the foods that have been associated with an increased risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease are also associated with excess inflammation.

Unhealthy foods also contribute to weight gain, which is itself a risk factor for inflammation.

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