The Worst Eating Habits for Inflammation

You're still cooking with margarine

Many types of margarine contain trans fats, which are known to cause systemic inflammation. And although you can now find some in stores without trans fats

it's important to read the labels. A study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that trans fats have a strong connection to inflammation in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women

Regularly eating highly processed carbohydrates like white bread can also lead to a number of unwanted health issues. According to a study found in Mediators of Inflammation,

You're eating white bread

processed carbohydrates and refined sugar can increase our risk of systemic inflammation. because when we eat carbs with higher amounts of added sugar, it raises the blood sugar levels in our bodies.

Some people may not realize that inflammation can be caused by more than just the types of food you're eating. If you're eating late dinners or snacking before bed,

You're eating late at night

A study published in PLOS One found a relationship between eating larger meals in the evening and increased inflammatory levels.

There are naturally occurring compounds called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE) that are found in certain foods

You're eating too much red meat

Consuming too many AGEs has been linked to causing inflammation in the body and one of the food groups with the highest levels of AGEs is red meat.

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