Inflammation is often to blame for headaches, low energy, and poor digestion, and even more serious health conditions like arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and obesity.
This meal plan is free from common inflammatory foods like dairy, eggs, and soy. It features powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric and omega-3s that will help decrease inflammation.
Polyphenols may help to control oxidative stress and the inflammatory response. This plan includes polyphenols found in dark chocolate, berries, apples, grapes, and oats. The polyphenol curcumin in turmeric is incorporated in the meal plan due to its role as an anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin is effective in treating chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s and is used as an adjuvant in cancer therapy.
Fiber lowers C-reactive protein (CRP), a substance in the blood that indicates inflammation. It modulates the gut microbiome to create a healthy intestinal environment, which helps to prevent inflammation. This plan provides up to 40 grams of fiber daily from fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Soluble fiberin oats, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, and oranges generates short-chain fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory effects.
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Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the production of inflammatory mediators, having a positive effect on obesity and diabetes. Omega-3 metabolites act as strong anti-inflammatory agents that may treat psychiatric, neurodegenerative, and neurological disorders. This program incorporates omega-3 fats from salmon, nuts, and seeds.