Dairy, Gluten and the Truth About Inflammatory Foods
ou know how when you get a scrape or a cut, and the area around the wound gets slightly red and swollen? That’s inflammation, a part of your body’s natural response to ward off infection. That’s the good kind of inflammation. But there’s also the bad kind — the chronic, low-grade inflammation that you can’t feel in your body — that’s linked to a whole host of diseases, including depression, cancer, diabetes and heart disease to name just a few.
Here’s the problem: If you can’t see inflammation, and can’t feel it — how do you know where it’s coming from? Well, you might be surprised to know that some experts suspect your lunch (or dinner…or breakfast) could be putting you at risk for disease. Here’s what you need to know about the link between inflammatory foods and your health.