Use an Anti-Inflammatory Diet to Prevent Disease


Inflammatory foods are processed foods, sugars, milk and nightshade vegetables in many cases. Other foods to avoid are the whites (white bread, white rice and white flour). An anti-inflammatory diet is almost the same as a mucusless diet. You should limit the fat and enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits. Rid yourself of inflammation and you will be preventing many diseases. 

Who is Dr. Weil? 

Dr. Andrew Weil is graduated from Harvard University where he studied to be a doctor and also received his undergraduate AB degree in biology. He is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where he combines his knowledge in natural medicine with his knowledge as a Doctor. 

He is the author of ten books and is best known for his website Dr.Weil.com where he talks about a variety of subjects. He is a legend in his own time. He is mainly famous for the anti-inflammatory diet though. His anti-inflammation diet was a pioneer to the many diets now available. 

Best anti-inflammatory diet 

There are many anti-inflammatory diets that are popular today. There are many anti-inflammatory foods that you can consume on this diet. You just need to avoid the flamers. The diet is very similar to the Mediterranean Diet and here is what the diet consists of:
  • Lots of fresh fruit and veggies.
  • Saturated fats should be a tiny part of the diet.
  • Eat plenty of walnuts and Omega 3's.
  • Pasta, white rice and carbohydrates should be minimal.
  • Eat plenty of brown rice and bulgur.
  • Eat lean protein and limit red meat.
  • Spice up the foods with curry, pepper and ginger.
According to Dr. Hardy, black pepper is only a problem when it is cooked with. He suggests seasoning the food afterwards and never ever using salt. He also suggests to avoid eggs. 

All about nightshade vegetables 

Nightshades should be avoided when you are on a anti-inflammatory diet as they may cause inflammation. The nightshade vegetables are: potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants. Sometimes, the pepper family will also cause inflammation, both sweet and hot. Cayenne peppers however are good for inflammation problems.
Cayenne is used as a blood thinner and should be taken daily. An easy way to take cayenne is with half teaspoon of cayenne, two teaspoons of honey, one tablespoon of raw vinegar and one glass of water. Sip this throughout the day. 



If you are bold and want to take it straight, then take a quarter teaspoon of cayenne with half cup of water and drink. Increase the amount of cayenne gradually everyday until you get to one teaspoon. Cayenne is a great heart attack prevention according to Dr. John Christopher. 

Sources:
  • WebMD
  • Whole foods
  • Dr. Weil.com