An anti-inflammatory diet has a wide range of benefits helping to reduce risk of many common chronic disease including heart disease, diabetes, alzheimers, cancer and autoimmunity. Features
- Groups of foods rated on a scale from anti-inflammatory to inflammatory.
- Extensive notes on the reverse define inflammation and ways to dampen the flame.
Handy easy-reference tri-fold format: sits on shelf, displays as a wall or fridge chart, or stands on your benchtop (folded size 240 x 280 mm).
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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOOD GUIDE
The Anti-inflammatory Food Guide, researched and written by Kathleen Cole, has been designed to shift the balance of inflammatory diets to anti-inflammatory. Some foods that are inflammatory but can contribute to a healthy diet (such as organic meats or whole-grains) can be adjusted by adding herbs and spices or marinades high in anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Inflammation is considered a key mechanism in the development of many chronic diseases: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, alzheimers, autoimmunity etc. Although acute inflammation is a necessary process in healing following an infection or injury, this same process can be over-stimulated and become a systemic chronic inflammation that can damage blood vessels and organs.
Our bodies produce "prostaglandins" which are inflammatory or anti-inflammatory chemicals from nutrients. A diet high in inflammatory chemicals such as those found in processed foods, trans fats and refined sugar can lead to excessive production of inflammatory compounds. The consumption of certain anti-inflammatory nutrients high in omega 3 and antioxidants produces more anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and dampens down the inflammatory response.
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