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"Cytokine Storm" - continued

Okay . . . so today we continue to talk about a "cytokine storm"

As we left off yesterday . . . we were discussing what can cause large numbers of "proinflammatory" cytokine to accumulate in the body causing overwhelming "inflammation".

And that would be . . . this Western diet we love so much . . .

So let's break it down and see what foods are a contributing factor . . .

SALT and HIGH SODIUM CONDIMENTS - like soy sauce and fish sauces. Also smoked, cured, salted or canned meat, fish or poultry including bacon, cold cuts, ham, sardines, caviar and anchovies, frozen breaded meats and dinners, such as burritos and pizza, canned entrees such as ravioli, spam and chili, salted nuts, and beans canned with salt added.

SUGAR and HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP - and table sugar is sucrose

ARTIFICIAL TRANS FATS - hydrogen is added to fat to make trans fats and this raises "bad" cholesterol levels in the body and lower "good" cholesterol

REFINED CARBOHYDRATES - breads, rolls, crackers, French fries, white rice, sugary cereals, etc.

DAIRY PRODUCTS - due to the saturated fat

REFINED GRAINS - like the "glutens" especially in wheat

MEAT - red meat that are not grass-fed, bacon, hot dogs, jerkies, pepperoni, salami, sausage, most deli meats

OMEGA-6's - canola oil, corn oil, mayonnaise, safflower oil, sunflower oil and peanut oil