Anti-Inflammatory Diet | What to Eat and What to Avoid

4. Processed meat

Processing meat means handling meat in different ways as salting, curing, smoking, fermenting for the purpose of adding more depth to the flavor of the meat or to preserve it for longer periods of time, but processed meats are high in both bothered fats and salt which are triggers for leaky gut where there is increased intestinal permeability that allows gut bacteria to reach the bloodstream and produce toxins that stimulate the immune system causing an inflammatory reaction.

Processed meat as well has been proven to be a direct link to colon cancer due to the chronic inflammation that these meats produce. So, it is best to stay away from meats like bacon, sausage, hotdogs, pepperoni, salami, ham, jerky…as they cause inflammation and increase your cardiovascular disease risk and get protein from natural sources.