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 polyunsturated fat that has a wealth of health benefits.
2. Processed cheeses
Skip processed cheeses, like American cheese, and go with all-natural, hard cheeses. These typically have more