Written by: Wallace Merriman

Top 9 Foods Worst for Inflammation
Posted on:Dec 3, 2017

Top 9 Foods Worst for Inflammation

When it comes to staying healthy and pain-free, chronic inflammation is pretty much your enemy.  It plays a role in a host of conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and it also contributes to sore joints. The kind that’s associated with many forms of arthritis, including the osteo and rheumatoid types.



Here are the Top 9 Foods Worst for Inflammation

Trans Fats – Investigate labels for hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and leave those packages on the shelf.

Sugar – The food item we mostly ignore. Too much sugar can alert the body to send out extra immunity messengers, called cytokines.

White Bread – White bread and pasta break down quickly into sugar, and in turn lead to inflammation.

Cheeseburgers – Animal fats have been linked to inflammation.   Gut bacteria changes after eating saturated fats.

Alcohol – It is naturally irritating to our insides.  It’s immediate sugar when it’s metabolized.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids – Cut back on omega-6 heavy seeds and vegetable oils and add more fatty fish and walnuts.

Milk – Low-fat dairy & yogurt may guard against inflammation, whole milk or even 2% could mean trouble.

MSG – Monosodium glutamate can create inflammation. It may be best to avoid.

Gluten  – People report feeling better after eliminating gluten from their diet. May be an inflammatory response to gluten.


Foods That Combat Inflammation. Include plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:

Tomatoes & olive oil. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards.  Nuts like almonds and walnuts.  Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines. Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

So, which ones are you eating?

Which ones will you stop eating today?