corybroo Posted June 12, 2021 Report Share Posted June 12, 2021 MedicalXpress reports a study on postprandial inflammation: Landmark study shows inflammation after meals varies dramatically among healthy adults 1,002 healthy adults taking part in the PREDICT research program to come into the team's research clinic for a day. They were all given two standardized meals to eat, each containing precise amounts of fat, carbohydrate, fiber and protein: breakfast (a muffin and a milkshake) and lunch four hours later (a muffin). The researchers took blood samples from the participants before the breakfast meal and at nine points throughout the day. The researchers found that the levels of inflammation after eating varied widely between participants, including identical twins, even though everyone had the same meals at the same intervals. People with more body fat and greater body mass index (BMI) were more likely to have higher levels of inflammation after eating … Levels of inflammation also tended to be higher in males than females, and in older participants than younger ones. [The study recommendations reinforce what has been frequently advised in the various CR fora.] Control unhealthy blood fat responses by choosing whole foods that are higher in fiber and lean protein, increasing your intake of healthy omega-3 fats from sources like fish, nuts and seeds, and reducing your overall body fat Control unhealthy blood sugar responses by choosing foods containing complex carbohydrates and fiber, such as whole grains, fruit and vegetables, and limiting sugary processed foods and sodas Reduce inflammation after eating by choosing foods that are high in 'anti-inflammatory' bioactive molecules such as polyphenols, found in colorful fruits and vegetables and other plant-based foods Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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