12. Foods High in AGEs
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are molecules formed when sugars combine with proteins or lipids. They occur naturally in raw animal meals and are produced through certain cooking processes.
AGEs are abundant in high protein, high-fat animal meals that are fried, roasted, grilled, seared, or broiled. Bacon, pan-fried or grilled steak, roasted or fried poultry, and broiled hot dogs are examples.
AGEs are also found in French fries, American cheese, margarine, and mayonnaise.
When AGEs build-up at large levels in your body, they can cause oxidative stress and inflammation.
In fact, persons with inflammatory arthritis have greater amounts of AGEs in their systems than people who do not have arthritis. The buildup of AGE in bones and joints may potentially contribute to the development and progression of osteoarthritis.
Replacing high AGE foods with healthy, whole meals such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, and seafood may lower your total AGE load.