Inflammation …

The way I see it, we can invest in good quality foods now – or we can pay the price with ill health later.

“Eat Local Grown” posted an article called “Top 10 Inflammatory Foods to Avoid Like the Plague” that helps me understand why I feel so much better following a paleo diet.  If you can find some time, I really think the article is worth a read!


They propose that we should incorporate more natural anti-inflammatory foods in our diets, and also avoid or cut down on foods which are known to promote inflammation.  Their TOP TEN:

1. Sugars

2. Common Cooking Oils

3. Trans Fats

4. Dairy Products

5. Feedlot-Raised Meat

6. Red Meat & Processed Meat

7. Alcohol

8. Refined Grains

9. Artificial Food Additives

10. Any food that you are sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to certain foods but are totally unaware of it. Unlike food allergies whereby symptoms usually come fast and furious, symptoms caused by food intolerance may take a longer time to manifest. Consequently, when symptoms of food intolerance do appear, they are often brushed off as common minor ailments such as tiredness and headaches. But repeated, long-term exposure to food that irritates can cause inflammation and lead to chronic diseases.

What do you think?