the anti-inflammatory diet

After being diagnosed with Costochondritis two weeks ago, I am going to start an Anti-Inflammatory Diet.

Research shows that inflammation in the body not only increases your risk of disease (including heart disease and stroke) but can make it tougher to lose weight as well. This diet emphasizes foods that are high in antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which reputedly help reduce inflammation. Keeping your diet low in sugar further cools the inflammatory fires by keeping blood-sugar levels in check.
 
Distinguishing Features
  • Salmon, flax, walnuts, and other omega-3 rich foods are central
  • There’s an emphasis on colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
  • Avocados, nuts, and olive oil provide monounsaturated fats
  • Liberal use of spices, especially the “hot” ones
  • Flagship flavors: curry, ginger, garlic, and chili peppers

This Is Your Diet If…

  • You love exploring international cuisines
  • You’re on an anti-aging crusade
  • You have a great fish market
  • You like to eat out

Probably Not for You If…

  • You don’t care for fish
  • You dislike spicy food
  • You live for pasta, potatoes, and bread
  • Cream and butter are your two favorite food groups

Source: Epicurious 

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3 thoughts on “the anti-inflammatory diet

  1. I absolutely love your recipes! You have helped me see that healthy food can be full of complexity for my voracious palate. Usually when I was making healthy foods, I kept it really simple and sort of got the doldrums. My 10-year old loves this style too. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes and keep them coming!

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