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San Jose Nutrition Coach's Guide to Foods and Inflammation

San Jose Nutrition Coach's Guide to Foods and Inflammation

Our San Jose Nutrition Coaches know there are a lot of foods out there that can increase inflammation in your body.

And as you probably already know, inflammation is linked with aches & pains (especially if you have arthritis), but also obesity, diabetes, and a long list of other diseases.

Our San Jose Nutrition Coaches have put together a list of foods that are directly tied to inflammation, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

  1. Sugar. Processed sugars can trigger the release of inflammatory messengers in your body called cytokines.
  2. Trans fats. These can cause systemic inflammation. Even though they’re banned, trans fats can still be found in fast foods and some processed items. Check ingredient labels and avoid items with partially hydrogenated oils.
  3. Omega 6 fatty acids. Your body needs a healthy balance of omega 3s and 6s, but most of us get way too much of the 6s, which can lead to inflammation. They’re found in salad dressings, mayo, and many vegetable and seed oils like corn, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed, soy, and peanut.
  4. Refined carbs, aka “white” carbs. White flour, rice, pasta, bread, crackers, cereal, etc. can spike your blood sugar and lead to inflammation.
  5. Alcohol. Moderate drinking (1 drink a day for women; 2 for men) may have some health benefits for many people. However, studies show the more alcohol people consume, the higher their level of inflammatory markers in their bodies.
  6. Processed meats. The methods used to prepare these meats create AGEs (advanced glycation end-products), which are linked to inflammation.

Some people also find they get aches and pains from foods they are sensitive to, like gluten, dairy, and even some vegetables.

Our San Jose Nutrition Coaches are not suggesting that you go on a big kick and throw out all of those foods. That can be hard to sustain. But sometimes making just one or two changes can start you on the road toward feeling your absolute best.

If you're struggling with inflammation and suspect that foods might be the cause, let's talk! Our San Jose Nutrition Coaches are here to help you make changes and long-lasting results – made through habits that work with your lifestyle and that you can actually stick to.

At Method3 Fitness, we focus on simple solutions that help you live Stronger For Today.

Need nutrition coaching help?  Fill out the “Request More Information Now” box above to receive your free consultation with our San Jose nutrition coaches and experience the Method3 difference OR call us at (408) 371-1212 to connect. Hope we can talk to you soon. 

 

Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers and nutrition coaches serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  

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