5 Healthy Foods That Increase Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is underrated. People do not realize that they suffer from acne, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, premature aging, and weight loss problems because of chronic inflammation. In fact, the list of health issues is much longer.
While most of us strive to eat foods that help to fight inflammation, we do not pay attention to healthy foods that can worsen the symptoms. Sometimes healthy foods are not that healthy at all. Here are five seemingly healthy foods that actually increase inflammation.
1. Nonfat yogurt
If you are trying to lose weight or just eat healthy, the word ‘fat’ probably scares you. Switching to nonfat versions is not the best way to lose weight as well as reduce inflammation. Nonfat yogurts, especially fruit versions, contain sugar and artificial sweeteners as well as artificial fillers and thickeners that increase inflammation.
Eat homemade, full-fat yogurts instead. If you do not tolerate dairy foods, try coconut or almond milk yogurt. Add your favorite fruit and you’ve got a healthy, anti-inflammatory lunch to eat on the go.