Anti inflammatory food diet for chronic inflammation, chronic pain and arthritis
- The video discusses the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet for managing chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and ulcerative colitis. It emphasizes that diet changes can result in noticeable improvements.
- Inflammation is described as the body’s natural response to threats, but in autoimmune diseases, it can turn against your own cells, causing chronic issues. Excess weight can also contribute to inflammation due to pro-inflammatory molecules from fat tissue.
- The anti-inflammatory diet is chalked out as a common-sense approach. It advises against processed foods, white flour, white sugar, soda, and unhealthy fats. Recommended swaps include gluten-free flours, natural sugars from fruits, and healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil.
- Red meat and alcohol should be limited, not eliminated. The video recommends replacing red meat with beans, lentils, and whole grains, and swapping other alcoholic drinks for a glass of antioxidant-rich red wine per day.
- The video suggests the PSCE (Plan, Shop, Cook, Eat) approach for sticking to the anti-inflammatory diet, which includes mindful eating and socializing during meals. It highlights that this diet is beneficial not just for those with chronic inflammation, but also for general health.
- Ah, isn’t food for thought the best kind of appetizer? Makes you wonder if that saying, “You are what you eat,” is truer than we ever imagined!