Can you reduce inflammation in your body by changing your diet? Elizabeth Tracey reports
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Foods you eat have a profound influence on your gut microbiome and may also impact on chronic inflammation, and its relationship to a host of diseases and conditions. Johns Hopkins dietician Ashley Greenwald says you can influence your own microbiome by reducing or eliminating some foods from your diet.
Greenwald: Sugar and refined carbohydrates, that’s the white stuff, so the white bread, the white pasta, these increase insulin in the blood which can also increase the inflammatory markers. Red meat is another trigger that can increase inflammation. Saturated and trans fats are definitely high inflammatory foods, and in imbalance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, the omega-6 fatty acids are really your seed and vegetable oils, like soybean, corn oil, safflower oil, these are higher inflammatory fats. :31
Greenwald says a dietician can help you structure dietary changes that work for you to help reduce inflammation. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.