Top 5 most inflammatory foods

Inflammation: Root of most period symptoms

Many symptoms that are associated with hormonal imbalances are rooted in chronic inflammation.

These can include:

  • Acne
  • Insulin resistance (that may be
    driving Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Weight gain
  • Period pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Digestive bloating
  • Food cravings

Inflammation is very important when your body is fighting an infection but being chronically inflamed causes havoc with your hormones.

When you consume anything that you might be allergic or sensitive to, your body’s inflammation police (situated in your gut) alerts your body that you are under attack. It sends out emergency signals and messengers called cytokines to your adrenal glands which releases cortisol to help you manage the ‘infection’. These inflammatory cytokines unfortunately disrupt the communication channel between the hormones and the hormone receptors.

Resulting in fewer hormones such as progesterone to be produced, but can also over stimulate estrogen and testosterone. They also interfere with the healthy ovulation process.time.

Top 5 most inflammatory foods:

🍷 Alcohol

🍭 Refined sugar

🐄 Cow’s diary

🫗 Vegetable oils

🥖 GMO Wheat

This list includes the top 5 inflammatory foods for most people, however everyone is different.  If you suspect that you might be sensitive to one of these options, try avoiding it for a few weeks, and then reintroduce it and see how your body reacts. 

Other foods that some might be sensitive to, can include eggs, peanuts, soy, fish and shellfish.

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