Certain diet can lead to chronic inflammations. Inflammation is a response from your immune system that tries to do restorative work in your body. It tries to keep you healthy. It is therefore good to know that more than 70% of the cells of your immune system are located in the inside of your digestive tract, especially in your intestinal flora. That also seems logical: this is the area that comes into contact with the “outside world”, namely your food. A good way to prevent inflammation is to avoid food that can inflame chronic inflammations and to eat food that can cure chronic inflammations.
Nutrition that can activate inflammation
There are many foods that can activate inflammation. I will mention the most important here:
Food from a factory with chemical additives or artificial sweeteners.
Omega 6 fatty acids and trans fats (vegetable oils such as sunflower, rapeseed and corn oil (think of deep-frying fat) and all hardened fats from a factory such as margarines).
Arachidonic acid found in animal products (especially in pork and dairy).
Gluten-containing cereals because they can quickly damage our intestines (wheat, barley, spelled, rye, kamut).
All forms of sugars, fructose and fast carbohydrates, especially in drinks (insulin production provides belly fat and that is another important cause of inflammation).
Cow milk and other pasteurized dairy products, especially from the cow (also due to irritation of the intestinal wall).
Too much acid-forming food (sugars, grains, rice, meat, coffee, alcohol, black tea).
Vegetables from the nightshade family (aubergines, peppers, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, goji berries).
Food that will inhibit inflammation:
Many inflammations start in the digestive tract. All foods that are beneficial for the intestinal flora are also beneficial for inhibiting inflammation.
All vegetable food including fresh (organic) vegetables (choose green vegetables and vegetables with a clear color, do not forget garlic and onions).
Omega 3 fatty acids (walnuts, linseed (oil), hemp seed, rapeseed oil, oily fish).
Herbs (especially ginger, turmeric and all Provençal herbs such as coriander, thyme, basil, rosemary, etc.).
(Organic) apples and grapes.
Olive oil (preferably cold-pressed, extra virgin).
Gluten-free cereals (such as quinoa, oats, teff, buckwheat).
Proteins but preferably vegetable proteins (green vegetables, seaweed, unroasted nuts, seeds, seeds).