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

6. Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption has been proven to cause chronic inflammation through its negative effect on the gut and the liver. alcohol leads to a disturbance in the intestinal barrier leading to translocation of gut bacteria to the bloodstream producing endotoxins and triggering the immune system, it also leads to an increase in the harmful bacteria in the microbiome and lowers the level of good gut bacteria promoting overgrowth and inflammation.

Alcohol also impairs the body’s immune response and suppresses the bodies reaction to harmful stimuli, resulting in higher levels of CRP, especially beer consumption and not so much with red wine which has shown anti-inflammatory properties when consumed in decent amounts; so make sure to check that your daily alcohol consumption is around 1:2 glasses and not more; as it can be the cause of your inflammation.