Chronic Gum inflammation can last for months and even years and go unnoticed since it usually does not cause pain. But at the same time the bacteria and toxins secreted there are responsible for making us prone to poor health and to conditions like heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. The effects of chronic gum inflammation can be reduced by improving your diet and lifestyle.
Foods groups that can cause inflammation?
There are two food groups in our modern diet that can affect your health, sugar and fat.
Sugar is added to all processed foods, refined grains, dairy products, grain feed meats and farm-raised fish. The human body has difficulty to process excessive amounts of sugar, especially in the form of fructose. That is the reason that eating too much Sugar causes symptoms known as the classic metabolic syndrome. These include weight gain, obesity, decreased levels of the “good fat” (HDL) and increased of the “bad fat” (LDL), high blood Sugar levels, high risk for Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Fat enriched diet increases the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes in the population. These important factor to consider when consuming fat is the ratio between unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. Too much saturated fatty acids and not enough unsaturated fatty acids leads to the production of inflammatory mediators, which trigger inflammation.
Having a diet that contains more unsaturated fats and less sugar will assists in the reduction of gum inflammation. It includes vegetables, unsaturated fatty acids, fish oil, olive oil, nuts and beans.
Changing lifestyle factors like smoking, stress, obesity and sedentary work will also decrease the production of free radicals, C-reactive protein and cortisol which add to and trigger chronic inflammatory conditions.