It may not sound like it, but in a healthy body inflammation is actually a good thing that protects and heals.
However, if chronic inflammation persists in the body it can damage healthy tissue and lead to other serious conditions like obesity, hypertension, cancer and even heart disease.
Not all foods are created equal and studies show that certain foods can make an already bad situation worse.
Stop aggravating your body and start lowering your risk of inflammation by cutting back on these five foods.
1. Vegetable oils
Oils like soy, sunflower, corn, cottonseed and mixed vegetable are rich in omega-6 fatty acids and consuming too many increases your risk of inflammation.
Oils used in cooking are classified based on the leading type of fatty acid each contains: Polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats.
Try extra virgin olive oil, which is full of omega-3 fatty acids that are good for you. This is a polyunsaturated fat that has a wealth of health benefits.
2. Processed cheeses
A diet high in processed cheeses has high sodium and high saturated fat. That is likely to increase the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.
A high intake of saturated fat can increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular problems. Skip processed cheeses, like American cheese, and go with