2. Fried and processed foods
In 2009, Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine studied the prevention of disease through diet. They concluded that by decreasing the consumption of fried and processed foods, you can easily reduce the risk of inflammation and can easily boost the immune system. Fried foods contain acrylamide which is toxic and causes inflammation.
All you have to do is to eliminate the consumption of processed and fried foods from your diet, such as fried chips, fried meat, etc. Reduce the consumption of processed foods not only chips or cookies but also canned fruits or breakfast cereals or frozen meals. Try to add more vegetables and fruits in your diet to remain disease-free.
3. Lower AGEs
AGE stands for an advanced glycation end product. It is a harmful compound that is formed in the bloodstream when fats or proteins combine with sugars and cause inflammation. It is also formed when some foods are pasteurized, fried or grilled. AGEs damage certain proteins and fats in your body. Your body defense system releases some growth factors like cytokines which try to break these AGEs. Studies have shown that food cooked at very high temperatures, increase the formation of AGEs.
All you have to do is to reduce the consumption of foods cooked at high temperatures. Undercooked food can be problematic, so the ultimate key is to practice balance, careful eating and less exposure of AGEs. Add raw food items in your diet.
4. Sugars and Refined Carbs
High amounts of sugar increase the level of AGEs in the bloodstream which causes inflammation. Proteins and fats bind with sugars and form AGEs. Refined carbs include processed grains like white flour, sodas, sweets, pasta, and cereals.
All you have to do is to cut down the consumption of above mentioned refined products and eat organic food items.