Here's an article explaining how sugar affects inflammation in your body. It's not that long but if you don't feel like reading the whole thing I'll summarize it for you below:
Inflammation is usually present in many health problems, including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol, among others. What we eat can induce or reduce inflammation.
ALL kinds of sugars (anything that ends in -ose) can cause inflammation. Even fruit sugar (fructose) especially when it's processed (and stripped of its fiber.)
Surprisingly, it only takes about two teaspoons of sugar at a time to distress the body’s chemistry and throw off the delicate homeostasis of the body. Homeostasis creates the necessary conditions for maintenance, repair, and the vital cellular functioning that keeps us alive. When the body’s homeostasis is disrupted, the inflammatory cycle is triggered, and eventually pain, injury, and illness will result.
The role mineral imbalance plays on the acidic or alkaline level of our bodies was also new info for me. Although I think I'll make a discussion on pH balance the topic of another post! (One side note, an easy way I keep track of that balance for myself...when I wake up in the morning, if my mouth tastes bad I know I'm acidic.)
One of the best ways to fight inflammation is to eat a lot of healthy fats, in particular the omega-3 fatty acids which are excellent anti-inflammatories. (Here's a list of omega-3 foods.)
Finally, what we know but don't necessarily use - if you've got inflammation "greatly reduce" your sugar intake and eat whole, unprocessed foods.
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