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Refined Sugars High levels of insulin in the body trigger our immune systems, as well as activating enzymes that raise levels of arachidonic acids in our blood, leading to inflammation. Processed sugars, such as high-fructose corn syrup, and foods that are known to have high glycemic indexes cause a spike in the body's insulin levels. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a system for rating carbohydrates, or saccharides, based on their immediate effect on the blood glucose level.
Processed Meats Highly processed meats, such as lunch meats, sausages, or hot dogs, contain large amounts of nitrites. Nitrites have long been associated with increased inflammation and chronic disease. Often people are born or develop allergies to nitrites without knowing it, and only through a doctors test do they find out they are allergic to certain foods containing nitrites. A simple adjustment to their diet will eliminate many of the reactions they become afflicted with from consuming such foods as processed meats or peanut butter, or bananas.
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Nightshade Fruits and Vegetables Meridian Health Protocol ReviewAlthough there hasn't been any formal research, it has long been believed that members of the nightshade family of plants, such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant, can make inflammation in muscles and joints worse. These vegetables contain a chemical called solanine which can trigger pain and inflammation in some people.Allergies over time Note that people develop allergies over time to some foods and drinks. It stands to reason too, then, that over time you should see a marked improvement in how you feel when you know which foods cause inflammation, and which foods reduce inflammation that you adopt a diet that can relieve pain or perhaps prevent it in the first place.So, with all the foods to avoid for inflammation, and all the foods causing inflammation, what can you do? Bodybuilders have long known the value of eating with as much variety as possible in order to receive as many nutrients from as many different foods as possible.