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Th Anti Inflammatory Diet

 

The anti-inflammatory diet is an eating plan designed to prevent or reduce low-grade chronic inflammation, a key risk factor in a host of health problems and several major diseases.

 

The typical anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and healthyfats.

 

      Inflammation can lead to many problems in your body, which is why it’s important to keep it under control with an anti inflammatory diet plan. Inflammation can contribute to diseases like arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, heart disease, and even cancer. An anti inflammatory diet meal plan can help stabilize blood sugar and increase metabolism, while also helping you lose weight.

    Since food plays an important role in fighting inflammation, it’s crucial  to recognize anti inflammatory diet foods so you can fill your fridge and cupboard with them. They include foods like tomatoes, leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale), fatty fish (salmon, tuna), cultured foods (kimchi and pickled veggies)  nuts, extra virgin olive oil, avocado and coconut oil, and fruits like blueberries, strawberries and cherries. If you want to lower inflammation, you need to cut out processed foods and increase your intake of natural foods.

What is an Anti Inflammatory Diet?

  • Large amounts/quantities

    • fruits and vegetables

    • whole grains

    • spices – such as ginger and turmeric

    • lean meats like chicken

  • Fewer or smaller amounts

    • saturated fats

    • trans fats

    • refined carbohydrates like pasta and white rice

    • red meat

  • Absolutely NO processed or refined foods– avoid these at all costs.

The “Anti-Inflammatory Diet”

generally includes eating:

Please help yourself to the recipes below, this diet would be a great supplement to your treatment and overall health!

Breakfast

Anti Inflammatory Maple Bacon Pancakes

Lunch

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CAULIFLOWER RICE BOWLS

Dinner

Coconut Curry

Turmeric Chicken

Snacks and Smoothies

Ultimate

POWERBALLS

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2 cup (10g) PUFFED MILLET
    • 1 cup (20g) PUFFED KAMUT or PUFFED RICE

    • 1/2 cup (90g) diced DRIED PLUMS (prunes; see Note)

    • 1/3 cup (60g) SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS

    • 1/4 cup (35g) SESAME SEEDS

    • 1/3 cup (80g) SUNFLOWER BUTTER, at room temperature

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) HONEY

    • 3/4 cup (40g) shredded unsweetened COCONUT

Instructions​

  1. 1. In a large bowl, toss together the puffed millet and puffed kamut or rice. Add the dried plums, chocolate chips, and sesame seeds.

  2. 2. Stir in the sunflower butter and the honey. You should have a nice sticky mess! Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. 3. Place the coconut in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and form it into 1-inch (2.5cm) balls with your hands. Roll the balls in the coconut and transfer to a container. You can store the power balls in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 1 month, but I bet they won't last that long!

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