“Vegetable Oils. Canola, corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower, soybean, sunflower, and all other vegetable oils are inflammatory. Why? Because the way they are produced damages most of these oils, and they are so unstable that they easily oxidize in heat, light, or air. They also provide an overabundance of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats.” ~Asprey, Dave. Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks (Kindle Locations 1903-1906). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
Note: We are all unique creatures. If you’re wondering why there are so many variations in lists of inflammatory foods, there’s your answer. We are uniquely created.
I started with a list from It Starts with Food, by Melissa and Doug Hartwig. As I got to know my body by keeping a food diary I deleted and added foods that were unique to me. When I made green juice with kale and spinach, i had to admit i was very bloated after drinking it. I need those high nutrients, so i cut down on amounts and used them only on occasion.Then I discovered the longer I stayed away from the other inflammatory foods, I was able to tolerate the kale and spinach. It’s a totem poll. The less you eat of the trouble makers, the better you feel, the more brain power, and the easier digestion of normally healthy foods you can tolerate without bloat.
For the best results keep a log of what you eat.
“Anything that irritates the body, including any form of physical or psychological stress, can cause inflammation.”
Asprey, Dave. Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks (Kindle Locations 1095-1096). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
This list may or may not cause inflammation for every individual. You must experiment. Remember a major cause of inflammation is overeating.
- artificial chemicals
- food intolerances (personal)
- fried foods (in transfats, or saturated fats)
- grain fed meats
- grilled meat (increased carcinogens and AGE’s)
- hydrogenated oils
- Inflammatory foods
- preservatives and coloring
- processed veggie chips cooked in oil
- red meat
- refined carbs
- saturated fats
- sugary carbonated drinks
- sweeteners including Agave
- vegetable oil
- white refined sugar