Top 10 Inflammatory Foods You Should Avoid

Inflammations are very common in our society. The most usual form of inflammations are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and bursitis.

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Here we are going to give you a list of food you should avoid if you have some kind of inflammation in your body:

Processed and Red Meats

They have chemicals such as purines which have the ability to increase pain and inflammation in our body. Processed foods are also rich in glycation and we must try to avoid them.


Consummation of alcohol is very harmful for our joints. People who drink beer have higher risk to develop rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

It is found that beer contains purine which causes inflammation in our body.

Refined and Artificial Sugars

Sugar triggers the release of cytokines in the body, which are pro-inflammatory agents.

Refined Grains and Flour

These foods trigger the production of AGEs which are known to cause inflammation. You should replace the refined grain products such as white pasta, white rice, and white bread with whole- grain, almond or coconut flour.


Eggs contain arachidonic acid which causes the production of prostaglandins which have inflammatory properties.

Foods that contain Monosodium Glutamate

MSG is a food additive to enhance the flavor of foods. It is proven that MSG can cause pain and inflammation in our body.


Corn is one of the most genetically engineered foods. It kills the beneficial gut bacteria and allows bad bacteria to thrive. This triggers an inflammatory response that can cause achy joints.

Refined Salts

A Study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that “high salt intake is associated with enchased inflammation and target organ damage.


Consuming milk, cheese, yogurt and butter can also increase the inflammation in your body. That is why experts recommend start avoiding them in your daily diet.

Fast food

We all know that fast food is the worst choice of food we can make. It is high in toxins for our body and can lead to series health issues. One of them is to worsen our inflammatory problems.