Foods That Lead to Inflammation #LLTV

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Inflammation Causing Foods & The Foods To Reduce It

Live Lean Nation, you know that achy elbow or knee you have? You’re probably suffering from some form of inflammation. On today’s episode of Live Lean TV we’re talking about foods that cause inflammation and the foods you should be eating to reduce it.

A major part of my Live Lean Transformation 100,000 mission is to get you moving your body more effectively via exercise. But guess what?

As awesome as exercise is for your overall health…it does create inflammation in your muscles and tendons.

There’s no way around it.

On top of this, the foods you’re eating (or not eating) can create even more inflammation in your body.

Chronic Inflammation Is A Serious Issue…

…as not only will it stop you from getting a good workout, it can also lead to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

So to fight this inflammation, we need to be fueling our bodies right. However, that is not happening for the majority of the western population.

The reason?

Foods That Lead to Inflammation

The majority of foods that lead to inflammation are those found in high quantities in our diet. I’m talking specifically about omega-6 fats found in most processed foods that we love so much.

Unfortunately due to the high intake of these processed snack foods…

…the average western diet has a ratio of at least 10:1 omega-6 to omega-3s or worse.

Foods high in omega-6 fats that lead to inflammation include…

Vegetable oils found in most processed foods such as:
– Corn oil
– Cottonseed oil
– Peanut oil
– Safflower oil
– Sesame oil
– Soybean oil
– Sunflower oil

Most processed grain products like bagels, bread, crackers, and cookies contain these inflammation causing vegetable oils.

Just look at the ingredients label next time and I bet one of those vegetable oils mentioned earlier are in the ingredients list.

However, in addition to reducing the amount of inflammation causing foods in our diet…

We can help balance that omega-6 to omega-3 ratio by consuming more foods rich in omega-3s.

Omega-3s are the key nutrient that reduces inflammation in the body. So by eating more omega-3 rich foods, you ultimately lower your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.

Your target ratio of omega-6 to omega-3s should be around 2:1.

Foods high in omega-3s that lower inflammation include:

– Cold-water fish like salmon and mackeral
– Eggs enriched with omega-3s
– Grass fed beef
– Liver
– Macadamia nuts
– Walnuts
– Leafy vegetables

I also recommend you supplement with a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement…

…like the one I use from Ascenta Health called NutraSea HP.

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It’s a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement that I take all year round to reduce inflammation.

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And if you’re worried about it tasting fishy…

…STOP! It tastes lemony (or mango-y) delicious. I take it straight up and DAMN THAT’S GOOD!

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Questions For You:

– Do you take omega-3 fish oils?

– Which brand do you use?

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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.

33 responses to “Foods That Lead to Inflammation #LLTV

  1. Hi Brad! Please help! I remember on one of your older videos, you said that
    people shouldn’t eat wheat, dairy, and some grains I believe….hopefully
    I’m not misquoting you. I have quite a bit of weight left to lose, so can I
    still eat oats, quinoa, nuts (walnuts, almonds, peanuts), and Greek yogurt
    (reading the label, I’m finding they’re mostly made with cow’s milk now :/,
    which at first it was goat’s milk)? Or should I avoid these foods till I
    get closer to my goal weight. Seems like I’m losing my excess fat slowly
    (maybe 4-7lbs a month which is SLOW for my current weight), but I’m
    wondering if I should tweek my diet more so than my training. I do tabata
    and HIIT workouts 5 days a week, and heavy weighted exercises 3 days of
    that week. But, I’m eating healthy too (100% whole foods) :/ lol. Except
    for the above mentioned foods. I find I’m having trouble making my calorie
    count (eating too few calories) because I rarely eat meat anymore. But I do
    supplement my protein with eggs, pea & hemp protein powder. Am I doing
    something wrong?

  2. How is it even possible that fish oil could taste good? Is this shit loaded
    with sucralose? I just take the omega 3 capsules

  3. I don’t take any omega 3 supplements but have an off the chart HDL rating in recent blood tests. Like others here I make sure I include flaxseed meal or oil and chia seeds in my daily intake. In fact I generally have a source of good fats with every meal!

  4. I supplement 4 x 1000 mg Omega 3 capsules per day, ground flax seed in my
    protein shake and chia seeds elsewhere. I still get muscle soreness after
    workouts even with that little lot. Must be my age. Will have look at the
    flavored fish oil. Very useful info as always Bradders.

  5. I normally use Eskimo fish oil but my current batch is Genetic fish oil
    capsules (simply because my supplier had run out of Eskimo). Do you have
    any preferences between capsules and straight up oil?

  6. Which is better liquid form or capsules for fish oil? I take Orange triad
    fish oil .. is it good or should i switch to something?

    Also, why do you say peanut is bad? I eat peanut butter everyday lol like 4
    tablespoons ;p

  7. Another question – Do you consume bread?
    Everyone I’m my family is looking weird on me because I don’t eat bread,
    but it’s for the health….
    We were conditioned by society to eat this food. So that you feel “fuller”

  8. Brad how much fish oil do you drink a day?
    I think I’ll increase it even more, like 5 teaspoons throughout a day.

    EDIT: Another question, you said that there has to be 2:1 ratio – Omega 6
    and Omega 3.
    But what if there are more omega 3 than omega 6 in your body? Is it optimal?

    – Rob

  9. Wish I can find more replacements for chunky peanut butter. There’s only
    one type of almond butter sold in my area. Good post Brad. Thanks

  10. Yo Brad, whats up man? I take 1 Nature Made 1200mg (720mg omega-3s) pill
    daily with dinner. Never considered drinking it. Thanks for the
    education/knowledge.

  11. I love all your videos,very informative…I’m 43 y/o, 5’3 ,155 pounds….is
    there any really hope for me to lose weight and look better..I know Im old
    but maybe there is a “real” way to look anf feel better…Thanks fkr your
    videos!!! 🙂

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