6 Foods That Cause Inflammation

1. Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup


Sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose, while high fructose corn syrup is about 45% glucose and 55% fructose.


Consuming a diet high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup drives inflammation that can lead to disease. It may also counteract the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids.


They’re created by adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats, which are liquid, to give them the stability of a more solid fat.

2. Artificial trans fats

Consuming artificial trans fats may increase inflammation and your risk of several diseases, including heart disease.


Some scientists believe that certain vegetable oils, such as soybean oil, promote inflammation due to their very high omega-6 fatty acid content

3. Vegetable and seed oils


Some studies suggest that vegetable oil’s high omega-6 fatty acid content may promote inflammation when consumed in high amounts. However, the evidence is inconsistent, and more research is needed.


High fiber, unprocessed carbs are healthy, but refined carbs raise blood sugar levels and promote inflammation that may lead to disease.

4. Refined carbohydrates


Heavy alcohol consumption may increase inflammation and lead to a “leaky gut” that drives inflammation throughout your body.

5. Excessive alcohol


Processed meat is high in inflammatory compounds like AGEs, and its strong association with colon cancer may partly be due to an inflammatory response.

6. Processed meat

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