I haven’t given up all of the foods listed here, but giving up wheat and bread has made a huge difference in the inflammatory responses in my gut! Some of these items are ordinary foods that we eat everyday, but eliminating one for a week or two would probably have positive effects on your body. Try it!
1. Avoid Sugar and Refined Starch
Anytime you eat foods containing sugar and refined starch your blood sugar immediately spikes. This includes eating sugar, white bread (really anything that is a white food), lactose, sucrose, fructose, corn syrup and more. You should also avoid agave. Most people think that agave is a “healthy” sugar, but in actuality agave is packed with fructose.
When you continuously eat foods high in sugar and refined starch your blood sugar responses by spiking and this can lead to blood sugar instability and inflammatory responses like headache, fatigue, crankiness, pain etc.
2. Trans Fat
Trans fat is found in any processed foods such as fast foods, fried foods, really anything that comes in a box. Avoid trans fat foods instead eat foods that are fresh, high in vitamins, nutrients and minerals like vegetables.
Milk is a common allergen that can cause acne, stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation and other inflammatory responses. If you’re looking to get more calcium in your daily consumption then choose kale. Kale has more calcium than milk (90 grams serving) and is better absorbed by the body.
Many people have sensitivity issues to gluten. Now a days there are many products that are “gluten-free.” I now eat Udi’s bread.