Sunday, June 19, 2016
Does Sugar cause inflammation
The answer is a simple yes. Both Sugar and White flour can and will cause inflammation of your joints.
White flower is a simple carbohydrate, and it breaks down into sugar with the help of digestive enzymes.And when you put high amounts of sugar in your diet you cause the production of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) ,This is then results in the production of cytokines.
Cytokines interact with cells of the immune system and the help to regulate the body's response to disease. Not to get too technical here but inflammation is one of the first responses of the immune system to infection. Inflammation is caused when cytokines, which are released by injured or infected cells are released.
The symptoms of inflammation include redness and swelling, which are caused by increased blood flow into the tissue.
Also Eating foods that you are allergic to will destabilize your insulin and causes poor blood sugar levels, and this will leads to greater inflammation.
So I would suggest you avoid or limit your consumption of sugar and white flour,