People suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or muscle aches need to stop consuming these inflammatory foods.
5 infamous foods you should avoid.
While doctors prescribe analgesics for pain, it is good to know the root of the inflammation and stop any process . Analgesics work to relieve discomfort but do not heal. If you suffer from joint pains, muscle aches or some form of fibromyalgia, it is very important that you remove these inflammatory foods from your daily diet.
Both refined sugar and highly processed foods (instant meals, snacks, junk food, etc.) are the worst foods for joint and muscle pain. Sugary or processed foods (which are not always sweet) are inflammatory foods because they significantly irritate the gastrointestinal tract , where a large part of our immune system is found. Specialists argue that chronic inflammation originates in the gut.
As we have seen hundreds of times, alcohol is poison to the body and when it enters the bloodstream, the body begins multiple processes to eliminate it. While you may drink one or another drink sporadically, always remember to do so in moderation . The excess is the worst enemy of the pains, it damages the intestinal flora, it promotes the growth of fungi and it hinders the capacity of the body to detoxify . This happens because alcohol, naturally, is a sugar molecule combined with a fat molecule.
Grains are not in themselves inflammatory foods . The problem is that they tend to be more difficult to digest and if you have some gastric sensitivity (however slight) it can worsen your condition and promote “leaky gut syndrome”. It is an inflammatory problem when the sensitivity to gluten makes the problem worse. Remember that it is not necessary to be celiac to present sensitivity to this protein; May also occur in mild cases.
All this is worse if we add phytic acid and lectins that have many grains. Both hamper the ability to absorb calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals.
- Refined vegetable oils.
The most common inflammatory foods in the group of oils are canola, soybean and corn . They contribute to inflammation because they often present certain genetic modifications that make them difficult to digest. You will usually find them in restaurant meals or as ingredients in refined foods. Try to avoid them!
- Pasteurized dairy.
75% of the world population has a certain lactose intolerance . Obviously, in some people it is so mild it has no visible symptoms. However, certain processes that lead to inflammation occur within the body. Pasteurized dairy products are considered inflammatory foods that promote joint or muscle pain.
Research has shown that most people who are sensitive to gluten also have problems with dairy products . This happens because the cows are fed with gluten and they contain numerous hormones and chemicals that later are transferred to the milk. Dairy casein is a protein that can act similarly to gluten, when it enters the body.