The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The anti-inflammatory diet does exactly what it says by fighting chronic inflammation in the body. Inflammation can lead to G.I. tract issues, muscle pain and even anxiety. There are a wide range of things that can trigger chronic inflammation, from food allergies to stress, and a diet high in whole foods can help calm that response. Processed foods often contain inflammatory sugars, saturated fats and salt. By cutting back on these items you can help your overall health. Here are some benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet.

You don't have to give up carbs! You will have to cut back on processed grains like white bread but you are still able to enjoy whole grains like quinoa, oats and sweet potatoes.

You can still eat snacks! When hunger strikes there is no need to deprive yourself, just make healthy choices. Instead of grabbing a granola bar that is loaded with sugar, try an apple with peanut butter.

Don't suffer through bland shakes or meal replacement bars. You can actually eat real food on this plan!

You won't have to sacrifice flavor since certain herbs and spices can help reduce inflammation. Cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and turmeric all help in this department.

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