Anti-Inflammatory Diet Basics

Inflammation is one way that the human body works to protect itself. However, many health conditions are also related to too much inflammation:

  • Heart Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer
  • Asthma

An anti-inflammatory diet is known to be a generally healthy diet and includes the following foods:

  • High omega 3 foods such as salmon, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts
  • Fruits such as oranges, berries and pomegranates
  • Green and black tea
  • Vegetables such as onions, peppers and carrots
  • Spices like ginger and turmeric

Although specific foods get a reputation as being “super foods” there are some basic principles of an anti-inflammatory diet including eating lots of fruits and ¬†vegetables of all varieties and eating plenty of fiber. It is also recommended to avoid processed food and fatty animal products.

To make your diet more anti-inflammatory, try making 80% of your food choices unprocessed and more nutritious and save the 20% for your treats!

 

 

 

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