How to Eat an Anti-inflammatory diet
Inflammation is the cause of many serious diseases. Inflammation in the body occurs due to factors such including stress, lack of movement, genetic disposition, and a poor diet. If you are eating a plant-based diet, chances are you are probably eating an anti-inflammatory diet as well.
While every body is unique, foods that can contribute to inflammation include:
- Refined carbohydrates and many processed foods such as white bread and pastries.
- French fries and other fried foods.
- Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage).
- Margarine, shortening
- Excessive alcohol
Foods that combat inflammation include:
- Healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado.
- Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards.
- Nutrient-dense vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.
- Beans and lentils.
- Nuts like almonds and walnuts.
- Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.
- Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.
- Herbs and spices like cinnamon, turmeric, oregano, and rosemary.
Need some healthier recipes?
Here is a list of curated recipes that are healthy, nourishing and tasty. My eating philosophy is to eat a plant, based, whole foods diet. This doesn't mean no meat or dairy, but there is a a strong slant toward plants. Enjoy!