WHAT IS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET?

It is well established that certain foods and beverages can contribute to either health or disease. Some foods can promote inflammation in the body, while others help to combat it.


PROCESSED FOODS are often high in SUGAR and fructose, low in fibre, and depleted of their nutrients and antioxidant compounds.


Processing also changes the quality of fats, altering their chemical structure to inflammatory “bad fats” e.g. trans fats found in hot chips, rather than anti-inflammatory “good fats” found in olive oil.


Consuming foods in their most natural state, with minimal processing means that they retain their nutrients i.e. antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fats, and fibre.


TOP ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS


  • Berries (esp blueberries)

  • Oily fish (e.g. wild caught salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies)

  • Nuts & seeds (fresh & raw)

  • Olive oil (extra-virgin)

  • Dark, leafy green vegetables

  • Green tea

  • Turmeric & ginger

  • Fresh herbs


Chronic Inflammation contributes to many health conditions and can wreak havoc with the IMMUNE SYSTEM.


Topping up with these wonderful foods, while limiting processed foods will help keep your immune system in tip top shape...ready to fight off INFECTIONS.


Yours in health,

Lori Fryer

Naturopath




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