The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Guys we are back with another round of fun facts of nutrition. Today, I want to talk about the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. I feel like this diet is SUPER important for people nowadays because it seems like chronic diseases seem to be popping up more and more in every culture. Legit, look that up! It’s a trend, you work more, you stress more, and therefore you compromise your immune system more leading you to be more susceptible to chronic illnesses.
Here’s the thing, I’m not going to rant on and on and on and put you to sleep about all of the diseases that cause inflammation because honestly, if you have inflammation anywhere in your body you pretty much know. MY POINT is that this is not actually a diet but, a lifestyle focused around eating fresh vegetables and fatty fish to promote Omega-3’s and proper micronutrients getting into your body.
WHO Does This Help?
Legit anybody with inflammation in their body. If you have a sports injury that causes you pain or a chronic illness that tends to cause you chronic inflammation, I highly suggest that you try out this diet path.
What Do I Eat?
Here is the short but, sweet breakdown to assist you along your anti-inflammatory guidelines:
- Nuts and seeds
- Olives and olive oil
- Vegetables including Kale, spinach, and broccoli
- Fruit like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries
- Oily Fish like Salmon and Tuna
- Prebiotics and Probiotics
- Spices like ginger and turmeric
- & Some herbs
Remember no one food will solve your inflammation problems! And if you don’t like fish, Omega-3 capsules work as a great substitute. Anti-Inflammatory diets have a multitude of actual diets you can follow verbatim like DASH or the Mediterranean Diet. If you want to get started on a diet like this and need some help or have questions, let me know! It’s always better to get help from someone certified than looking to Pinterest for random recipes that may or may not work for your body!
Until Next Time,
Eat on K2K Tribe
J-Rodriguez - Barbell Babe Nutrition