The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, includes particularly:
- 3 meals daily (no snacking), each of which includes a serving of meat, fish, poultry, eggs or cheese.
- very limited intake of sugar, including fruit.
- avoiding juice and other sweetened beverages.
- avoiding polyunsaturated oils (salad dressings, mayonnaise, margarine, foods containing vegetable oils or cooked in vegetable oils).
Weston Price’s book, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”, is by far the most valuable nutrition book ever written. Dr. Price traveled the world and observed many healthy and lean populations who consumed diets that were quite diverse. However, these diets all shared the following in common:
The majority of calories were derived from animal-source foods. (Generally eaten three times daily)
The animal foods were not over-cooked
There was little or no sugar in the diet
There was little or no polyunsaturated fat in the diet
That’s it --- that’s all there is to maximizing health and longevity. In other words, all the cultures who historically lived long and lived well, ate this diet.
For a more in depth look at the specifics of the anti-inflammatory diet, read Diet Induced Inflammation.
The Dietary rules to follow are found in the Nutri-Spec Eat Well, Be Well Card.