What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
Nowadays people are getting smarter. They don’t just want a quick fix diet. They want something that is going to change them from the inside out: enter The Anti-inflammatory Diet.
If you have gained weight or have a condition associated with an inflamed body state, the anti-inflammatory diet might help you improve your condition and ward off others. From arthritis to metabolic syndrome, choosing foods that don’t cause inflammation, or can help reduce inflammation is the heart of this diet.
What Can You Eat on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
You really don’t need to think of this as a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle change—because this diet won’t tell you precise amounts of foods to eat, or when to eat them, or when to cycle them into your weekly plan. It tells you what foods are anti-inflammatory foods, and you can choose from those.
So it’s easier to stick to.
Let’s cover what you can eat. Then we’ll cover inflammatory foods to avoid.
What you Can Eat on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Fruits: Antioxidant fruits like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and the like.
Veggies: Lots of greens should be on your plate. Broccoli, spinach and other leafy greens. Don’t just stick to greens, go for peppers, carrots, and other high water veggies to aid in the fight against inflammation.
Whole grains: Bread lovers rejoice! Yes, you can eat bread. But the good kind—whole-wheat or whole grain bread. In fact, you can eat any grains that have not been refined. They are high in fiber and fiber combats inflammation.
Nuts and beans: Beans are natural antioxidants and high in fiber. Pair them with a handful of nuts a day and you’ve got a great couple equipped to fight inflammation.
Lean protein and fish: Lean proteins like fish and chicken. Red meats in moderation.
What you SHOULDN’T eat on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Foods that cause inflammation are typically high in saturated fat, sugar and aren’t nourishing. They are fried, processed, greasy, and convenient.
*the crowd groans*
While they can be tasty, the damage they do to your body is terrible.
- Sugary foods
- Refined foods (white breads, white sugar etc.)
- Foods with ADDED sugars (these are not natural sugars, they’ve been added in during production—like in cereals.)
- Foods with high saturated fats (butter, cheese, whole milk, hot dogs, etc.)
- Fried anything.
- Foods with trans fat.
Now, you might be thinking this is very restrictive. If you are—then you’ve been eating wrong! These refined, greasy, fried foods will kill you. Bottom line. You might be able to get away with splurging once in a great blue moon—but you’ll see if you start eating healthily and with awareness, your cravings will turn to healthier options like a toasted whole grain turkey bacon sandwich with egg whites. Healthy, filling and waaay better than the value menu at any fast food restaurant.
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