Anti-Inflammatory Diet is probably very restricting and bland tasting, right?
Anti-Inflammatory Diet will require so much cooking and planning, right?
Anti-Inflammatory Diet is Boring, right?
Step one – Blood Sugar and Sugar content.The first step in a healing diet is to keep your sugar levels stable. Don’t eat too many carbohydrates, especially starchy ones. Watch the sugar content and strive for a max of 8 grams per meal. Please, make sure you avoid refined sugar, syrups and other sweetened products.
Step two – Healthy Lean Proteins.Make sure to have some type of healthy, lean protein with each meal. This will keep the blood sugar stable and won’t make you hungry for hours. Common question from patients: how much protein per meal? The general recommendation here is to try consuming at least 20-30 grams of protein per meal.
Step three – Healthy Fats and Oils.For years, consuming fats and oils was considered bad. This caused a serious age of diobestity. Now, research supports that healthy fats and oils help maintain healthy weight, curb sugar cravings and keep inflammation down.
Step four – Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.When you start the anti inflammatory diet you can consider testing for food allergies. Even some of the healthier foods may pose a problem due to intolerance or allergy to them. These foods may cause years and years of gastro-intestinal inflammation without you even realizing it like gluten, for example.
We routinely recommend food allergy/sensitivity testing to those who want to explore all the possible options in finding the root cause of their health problem.
Step five – Drinking Clean Filtered Water.It is important to consume drinking water from a reliable source so you can be sure that what you drink is clean and toxin free. Make sure your water is filtered because unfiltered water may contain toxins, heavy metals and other junk that will work against all the positive effects gained from your anti-inflammatory diet. Drink at least 1 quart of water for every 50 lbs of your body weight per day.
Step six – Chew Slowly.Chewing slowly is another must for keeping your body healthy. Do not watch TV, read or work on your computer while eating because this will prevent the production of enzymes and appropriate gastric pH that’s required for proper digestion.
Step seven – What to Avoid.Anti Inflammatory diet means avoiding all inflammatory foods. Some examples of inflammatory foods are potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants. Inflammatory foods like genetically modified foods, antibiotic treated meats, farm raised fish and most of the processed foods are examples of toxic foods that people consume on a daily basis.
Step eight – Anti Inflammatory foods.The initial step here is to incorporate as much raw greens, raw seeds, raw nuts, raw berries and raw veggies into your diet. You also want to use clean sources of protein (not fed with antibiotics) and great sources of fats like organic oils. After all, we are what we eat.
Some examples of anti inflammatory foods are:
- wild-caught salmon
- green tea
- oolong tea
- extra virgin olive oil
- extra virgin coconut oil
- dark, leafy vegetables
- brussel sprouts
- turmeric spice
- curry spice
- organic apple cider vinegar
- flax seeds
- flax seed oil
Please, remember what works for one person might not work for another, due to food sensitivities, leaky gut, wrong food combination and so much more. Try the eight steps I mentioned and make it fun, spice your foods with healing spices, use more colorful options to make it pleasing to your eye and if you hit the wall, especially if you have Crohn’s or colitis hire someone you can trust to help you. My programs are very individual based and custom tailored to your specific needs.
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