The Anti-inflammatory Diet can minimise the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, IBS and asthma. The diet focuses on foods to include and foods to avoid in order to reduce inflammation.
Foods to Eat
Good choices for a person following an anti-inflammatory diet include the following:
Foods to Avoid The main foods that people following an anti-inflammatory diet should avoid include:
Some people find that foods in the nightshade family, such as tomatoes, aubergine, peppers, and potatoes, can trigger flares in some inflammatory diseases. There is limited evidence of this, but you can try cutting nightshades from the diet for 2–3 weeks to see if symptoms improve.
There is some evidence that suggests a high-carbohydrate diet, even when the carbs are healthy, may promote inflammation. Because of this, many people on an anti-inflammatory diet choose to reduce their carbohydrate intake.
Can a vegetarian diet reduce inflammation?
People considering an anti-inflammatory diet may also want to try eliminating meat in favour of vegetarian protein sources or oily fish.
Research suggests that people following a vegetarian diet have higher levels of plasma AA, a marker of overall health that is associated with lower levels of inflammation and heart disease.
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