What can one do if inflammation is a beauty killer? Know what foods one should and should not eat? There are many commonly eaten foods that cause inflammation, such as the following:
• Trans-fats – Food label will say “partially hydrogenated”. Common in baked goods, non-dairy creamers. Also the ingredient in margarine.
• French Fries and other fried foods
• Fast foods
• Soda pop and other sugar-filled drinks
• Baked goods and pastries
Also, besides food, other certain life choices can cause inflammation:
• Tobacco use
• Physical inactivity
• Poor sleep or sleep-related disorders, like untreated sleep apnea
• Leaky gut syndrome
• Emotional stress and being unforgiving in attitude
• Physical stress
• Environmental toxins

Scientists now believe that inflammation is also the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Contrary to popular belief, more than half the people who have a heart attack or stroke have normal blood pressure and normal cholesterol. While these are important risk factors, there must be something else contributing—it's inflammation.
Choosing the right food to consume is one of the most important ways to prevent and lower inflammation. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and beans is key, but a variety of foods can help and here is a suggested list:
• Nuts—unsalted brazil nuts, pine nuts, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Nuts are rich in linoleic acid, a unique, healthy anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid.
• Seeds—unsalted pumpkin, chia and sunflower seeds
• Fruits—organic fresh fruits
• Dietary lignans—found in flaxseed, green tea and strawberries
• Leafy greens—collard greens, spinach and kale, to name a few
• Soy products—organic tofu, edamame, miso, tempeh
• Fish—eat wild (not farm-raised) fish, but no more than once per week, due to the possible mercury contamination (low mercury fish options include trout, whitefish, salmon, anchovies, and many more)
• Red meat—eat only grass-fed and hormone-free meat
• Olive oil—pure and virgin are rich in oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid, only cook with olive oil at low and medium temperatures.
• Coconut oil—ideal for cooking at high temperatures and healthier than canola oil.
• Light sesame oil—acceptable for cooking at high temperatures, has various health benefits.
These dietary changes can also help:
• Reducing dairy consumption – milk, creamer and cheese
• Limiting sugar consumption
• Eating fewer refined grains such as breads, pastries and desserts
• Increase water consumption – use BPA-free reusable water bottles in place of disposable plastic water bottles
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional, just an avid reader who likes to share my findings with others.

Author's Bio: 

Kelley Curl 7 is the author of "Those Moonshine Pickles."