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Lower Intake Of Refined Carbohydrates To Reduce Inflammation

A tip for those experiencing some degree of chronic inflammation:  install an app on your phone, tablet, or computer that tracks your macros - that is, the total number of grams of carbohydrates, fat, and protein you ingest daily.  I personally use:


In tracking your macros, aim to keep the total number of carbohydrates you ingest to less than 150 grams per day.  If you have significant issues with blood sugar regulation, inflammation, or obesity, aim for no more than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day.

This can be quite challenging at first, but if you aim to satiate your food needs with protein-rich foods first and fat-rich foods second, I think you'll find the goal of staying under 150 or 100 grams of carbs daily to be quite manageable.

This is why I take 1.5 to 2 servings of an organic plant protein daily, mixed with unsweetened almond milk - it's a simple and reliable way of infusing my body with quality protein that is easy to digest while taking in virtually no "nutritionally empty" carbohydrates that can contribute to systemic inflammation and fatigue from excess insulin production.

To be clear, it's added sugar in foods and beverages and flour-based foods that are root cause of systemic inflammation.  Naturally occuring sugar in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains are not typically problematic when taken in moderation.


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