Preventing Chronic Inflammation With Simple Changes In Our Daily Diet
December 1, 2017
Inflammation helps your body fight off infections. It also occurs in response to allergen exposure, when your immune system perceives an innocuous substance as a harmful agent. But when inflammation is chronic, it can damage your heart, brain, and other organs and contribute to serious diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and even cancer.
The food you eat influences the levels of inflammation in your body. Processed sugar and foods that contain it are one of the factors that significantly contribute to chronic inflammation.
Sugar's influence on your health
According to the World Health Organization, you should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily. Unfortunately, an average American eats way more than that, much to doctors’ dismay.