Dietitian names the foods you should avoid to reduce inflammation and the risk of serious health issues
- An Australian dietitian has revealed the foods to eat less of to limit inflammation
- Chronic inflammation leads to an increased risk of many debilitating diseases
- These include cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and depression
- Foods to avoid eating often include those high in sugar and saturated fats
Chronic inflammation can lead to a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s according to dietitian Rebecca Gawthorne
An Australian dietician has revealed the foods you should eat less of to reduce inflammation in your body including sugary soft drinks and pastries.
Chronic inflammation can lead to a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s according to dietitian Rebecca Gawthorne.
The popular dietitian shared a reel on her Instagram, Nourish Naturally, explaining how some foods cause inflammation.
But we can reduce the risk of inflammation by watching what we eat, she explained, including cutting down on refined carbohydrates and processed meats.
‘This doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat these foods, but reducing your intake will be beneficial,’ she wrote.
The mum’s video shows white bread rolls, bacon, soft drinks, a bag of pastries and party pies as things to avoid, but her captions revealed the full story.
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An Australian dietician has revealed the foods you should eat less of to reduce inflammation in your body including sugary soft drinks and pastries
Rebecca said it is important to avoid highly processed meat and red meat. She said refined white carbs are also good to avoid as an every day food
‘It involves reducing our intake of pro-inflammatory dietary components. These include saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, refined carbohydrates, advanced glycated end products and excess energy intake,’ she said.
This includes eating less red meat, processed meat, sugar-loaded treats and refined carbohydrates like those found in white bread and pastries.
One of the popular dietitian’s fans said that party pies are her ‘favourite food’ and she was upset to see them in the video.
‘It’s okay, you can still eat them, they are just not an everyday food,’ Rebecca said.
It also means using less butter and other trans-fats in our food.
‘Anti-inflammatory eating involves increasing our overall diet quality by eating a wide variety of plant foods like fruit, vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, nuts, seeds and good fats like those in fatty fish,’ she explained.
‘It involves reducing our intake of pro-inflammatory dietary components. These include saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, refined carbohydrates, advanced glycated end products and excess energy intake,’ Rebecca said
Anti-inflammatory foods to eat
Flax seed oil
Source: Nourish Naturally
Inflammatory foods to avoid eating a lot of
It is important to avoid eating foods high in the following regularly:
Advanced glycated end products
Excess energy intake
This includes sugary drinks, like soft drinks, sugary pastries, white bread, highly processed and red meats and snacks like party pies or deep-fried finger food.
Soft drinks, drinks high in added sugar, party pies, hot chips and other highly processed foods should be limited
The recent video, which has been liked by over 4000 people, is part three in a series detailing the effect of diet on inflammation in the body.
And the expert’s tips have been life-changing for some.
‘I’m feeling a lot healthier after taking your wise advice in this area of foods that aid in reducing inflammation. A million thank yous,’ one woman said.