When foreign substances enter our bodies, we have powerful defense mechanisms involving our immune systems to prevent those substances from causing damage. Our bodies do this through chemical and cellular mechanisms that result in inflammation. However, the inflammation that results is not without its own drawbacks. These inflammatory processes protect us, but cause disease when the response is profound.
Foods to Include: Fresh juice from fruits and vegetables, fruits and vegetables, pineapple, plums, oranges, strawberries, gluten free grains like quinoa, brown rice, teff, omega-3 rich foods like walnuts, wild fish and mint, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, radish, ginger, turmeric, spies, herbs, antioxidant rich foods like blueberries, black grapes, red cabbage, watermelon, red grapefruit, healthy anti-inflammatory fats like avocado, nuts, seeds.
Foods to Avoid: High fat conventional meats, dairy, sugar, gluten, corn, conventional eggs, processed foods, artificial ingredients.
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