Fats and Carbs that Reduce Inflammation

Not all fats and carbohydrates are created equal In my last post, I described how a diet of unhealthy fats and carbs contributes to inflammation in our cells and tissues. Here are some examples of their healthy counterparts and how they can help us reduce our inflammation load. Unrefined carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains contain fiber so are digested more slowly than their refined white flour and sugary snack food counterparts. Slower digestion supplies a lower and more steady dose of sugar in the bloodstream which reduces the development of inflammation. Happy gut bacteria Fiber also feeds our gut bacteria, and when these microorganisms are healthy, they hav

Fats, Carbs and Inflammation...

Make smart choices to reduce the risk of chronic disease First the bad news: Chronic diseases in U.S. kids and teens are on the rise. Well established evidence now links chronic conditions including asthma, allergies, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, autism, mood and behavioral disorders to chronic inflammation, which is at the root of chronic illness (1). Chronic inflammation develops as a maladaptive response of our immune system, when ongoing triggers stimulate attack of our cells and tissues. These triggers include factors as far ranging as pollution, stress, poor diet, poor sleep and lack of exercise. Now some good news: Growing scientific evidence finds th

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own. All information provided here is meant as general education and not meant as medical advice to treat of advise specific patients. Medical decisions should be made in direct consultation with a medical doctor.