Are The Foods That You Are Eating Causing You Pain?
In an article by Dr. Mercola, we review a recent study looking at extreme longevity confirms this view, concluding that having very low levels of inflammation in your body is the most potent predictor for living beyond 100 years of age. Inflammation levels also corresponded to people’s ability to live independently and maintain cognitive function throughout their life. Chronic inflammation can be the result of a malfunctioning, over-reactive immune system, or it may be due to an underlying problem that your body is attempting to fight off. But many of these “problems” are actually rooted in an unhealthy (inflammatory) diet and lack of exercise.
Dr. Merocla goes on to say that “Your diet will also wield a significant influence over the level of inflammation in your body, as most food will either promote or deflect it. Recent research also shows that both deficiencies and excesses of certain micronutrients (such as folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and zinc) can result in an ineffective or excessive inflammatory response.”
What is in your diet?
Dr. Mercola also gives tips on what to include in your diet to help reduce inflammation:
By replacing processed foods with whole, unprocessed, and ideally organic foods, you will automatically eliminate several of the most inflammatory culprits in your diet, including:
- Processed fructose and refined sugar and grains
- Oxidized cholesterol (cholesterol that has gone rancid from exposure to heat)
- Vegetable oil (such as peanut, corn, and soy oil), which degrade into toxic oxidation products when heated. One category called aldehydes are highly inflammatory
- Trans fats
- Synthetic chemical additives such as preservatives, stabilizers, colors, and flavors, etc.
For Dr. Mercola’s full article read HERE.
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