The Anti-inflammatory Diet
and Anti Inflammatory Foods -
Your Key to a Healthy You

An anti-inflammatory diet is essential to your health.

Inflammation is the body's natural defense against illness and disease, however, chronic inflammation leads to arthritis, type II diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer and more.

What causes inflammation in the body?

Stress, a fast-paced lifestyle and poor diet are the main culprits.

Often inflammation is due not only to poor diet and lifestyle but an accumulation of toxins in the body. We are bombarded by chemicals every day and these accumulate in the lymphatic system.

Your anti-inflammatory diet must include lifestyle changes, such as learning to better manage stress . Let go of, or work out toxic emotions, anger, resentment, depression, excessive worry, anxiety. These all increase acidity in the body, which increases inflammation.

Drink plenty of pure water, and exercise regularly.

Inflammatory foods

  • Sugar and any food containing it or high-fructose corn syrup
  • White flour and all foods containing it
  • Fast food
  • Processed, packaged foods
  • Animal fat, red meat
  • Trans fats, heated or refined oils, hydrogenated oils, margarine, fried foods
  • Coffee
  • White vinegar and anything containing it, ie. store bought condiments and salad dressings
  • Soft drinks
  • Coldcuts - the nitrates in them increase inflammation and are carcinogenic.

Some people may be intolerant to wheat, dairy, some meats, or msg, and these can increase inflammation in the body. Try eliminating them one at a time from your diet for 2 weeks and see how you feel. Some low-fat dairy may be tolerated for some.

Other foods that you may be intolerant of include peanuts, corn, citrus, soy, bananas, coffee. Again, by eliminating them you can notice if there is an improvement. With children you should notice an improvement after 3 or 4 days.

Some people may notice an improvement when also eliminating one or more of the following; potatoes, green peppers, eggplant, tomato sauce.

Anti inflammatory foods

  • Omega 3 essential fatty acids found in cold water fish, Wild Atlantic Salmon, Sardines, Herring, Light Tuna.
  • Vegetables in abundance! 75% of your plate should be filled with vegetables - some raw and green leafy vegetables are especially good
  • Fruits for their antioxidant effect - organic blueberries are especially beneficial.
  • As much fresh food as possible
  • Whole grains: grains that you can see with your eye, brown rice, quinoa barley, bughar.Limit bread and choose bread or pasta made with brown rice, spelt or kamut.
  • Organic extra virgin olive oil or first cold-pressed oils
  • Raw, organic almonds or walnuts and nut butters made from these raw organic nuts or seeds
  • Ginger
  • Tumeric
  • Garlic
  • Onions, leeks
  • Organic, naturally-decaffeinated green tea 


Your anti-inflammatory diet should include these
Anti inflammatory supplements:

  • Omega 3
  • Probiotics
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Vitamins A, D and E
  • Antioxidants
  • Ginger capsules

Who can benefit from eating
an anti-inflammatory diet?

Those with...

  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer's
  • Auto immune diseases
  • Rheumatism
  • Cardio vascular diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic disease
  • Pain caused by imflammation

Anyone who wants to prevent disease and lead a healthy, happy, long, pain-free life!


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