If you want to maintain your health, you must start with a good lifestyle and diet. Nutritionist Xu Yuzhen pointed out that people think that eating sweets and fried foods will only lead to obesity. She bluntly said, “It may also cause chronic inflammation of the body and induce many chronic diseases!” In addition , Processed foods, trans fats and cigarettes are all prone to inflammation, and should be touched as little as possible.
Xu Yuzhen pointed out in the “Ivy Nutritionist’s Health Classroom” Facebook fan post that studies have shown that the root cause of many major chronic diseases comes from “chronic inflammation”. When the level of inflammation in the body is too high for a long time and is not dealt with, it may evolve over time become a serious disease.
Xu Yuzhen gave an example. Problems such as high blood sugar, high blood fat, and high blood pressure are caused by internal inflammation. If you do not control your diet and work and rest, you will have a very high chance of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the future. Currently, it is known that diseases related to chronic inflammation include cancer, heart disease Cerebrovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, lung disease, autoimmune disease, neurological and mental disease (depression, anxiety), etc.
Xu Yuzhen said that in order to reduce the level of inflammation in the body and delay aging, one must have good sleep, manage stress well, control weight and diet; excessive intake of some foods can cause chronic inflammation in the body, such as refined sugar, fried food, processed food, Foods and cigarettes containing trans fatty acids.
All kinds of sugar, rock sugar, cube sugar, glucose, fructose and other sweets and beverages must be controlled in consumption; the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the calories of refined sugar should not exceed 10% of the total daily calorie intake. For a person with 2000 calories, the calories produced by refined sugar must be controlled within 200 calories, and each gram of sugar can produce 4 calories. In conversion, you can only eat 50 grams of sugar per day.
As for fried foods, Xu Yuzhen said bluntly, “The problem is not the ingredients themselves, but the oil used for frying.” Soybean salad oil or sunflower oil is often used for takeaway fried foods, which contain a high amount of Omega-6 fatty acids , Excessive consumption can easily cause inflammation.
In addition, processed meats that have been heated for a long time and at high temperatures, such as sausages, ham, bacon, hot dogs, barbecues, etc., will produce a lot of glycated end products (AGEs) during the processing process, and eating too much can also cause inflammation; trans fatty acids It is not only easy to cause blood clots, but also easy to cause inflammation. It is common in baked foods, such as shortbread, bread, cake, sandwich biscuits, creamer, chocolate, etc., and should be eaten less.
Finally, cigarettes, Xu Yuzhen pointed out that nicotine in tobacco is a major culprit of inflammation, it is best to quit, so as not to cause serious diseases.
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