6 Snacks Increasing Inflammation In Your Body

Granola bars

Granola bars generally present a health-forward appearance but don't get fooled by the marketing. Eating too many of these items can unknowingly spark some inflammation.

"Granolas and granola bars that are high in added sugar from sources such as corn syrup, chocolate chips, and cane sugar can contribute to inflammation.

Frozen yogurt

Many of these products come loaded with refined sugar, and generally contain components that can cause some serious pain.

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"Animal proteins are known to be inflammatory, and similarly affect the G.I. tract, in a negative way, and increase circulating levels of IGF-I (insulin-like growth factor)

Beef jerky

Finding a replacement for jerky proves difficult, but if you want the same nutritional components, Ellis Hunnes recommends a substitution such as "fruit and nuts like trail mix or edamame."

"Chips, like potato chips, are inflammatory because they are highly processed and so they increase insulin response very quickly, which can be inflammatory,"

Potato chips

"Instead, seaweed with hummus would be a good snack, or seaweed with avocado sort of like a hand roll would be a good snack because the seaweed has a lot of nutrients in it.

Protein bars seem like they should effectively replace a meal and keep you moving without slowing you down, but be wary of the ingredients.

Protein bars

"A healthier option would be to pop plain popcorn seeds in a popcorn maker machine or in a microwaveable popcorn popper. 

Microwave popcorn

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