This Week’s Challenge: Eat an anti-inflammatory diet for 5 days starting January 1st.
Note: Your energy during the week will be lower than normal. You might have headaches and/or crazy sugar cravings from withdrawal. That’s OK. Power through.
Why anti-inflammatory eating?
- By introducing a 12-hour no eating period between dinner and the following breakfast, you reduce the workload of digestion and give your body more energy and time to heal your joints and reduce pain.
- By rebuilding a healthy inner environment, acidity is lowered, intestinal flora is balanced and the intestinal wall rebuilds.
- By not consuming inflammatory foods, your energy will be enhanced and inflammation will be reduced.
- Go through your kitchen and identify and remove packaged and processed foods and drinks that contain additives, preservatives and other hidden chemicals.
Gluten or other flour products
Grains (white rice, brown rice and quinoa)
Legumes (beans and hummus)
Nightshades (tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplants and potatoes)
- Reduce acidity with such alkaline foods as:
- Practice “crowding out” by loading your plate with plant-based foods first.
- Avoid foods such as grapefruits that tend to suppress certain reactions
in the liver detoxification function.
- Avoid foods that tend to have fungi on them such as peanuts.
- Avoid pesticide-laden crops and hormone/antibiotic-filled meat.
- Avoid the main sources of genetically modified foods such as soy, corn, wheat.
- Anything green and organic such as spinach, broccoli, kale, celery, avocados and herbs
- Organic blueberries
- No sugar added rice, almond or coconut milk
- Brown rice
- Organic Chicken
- Organic turkey
- Almond and almond butter
- Sunflower seeds
- Green and herbal tea
- Seasonings/condiments such as vinegar, sea salt, dried pepper, carob, cinnamon, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, mustard, oregano, rosemary, turmeric, thyme, raw cacao, agave, and stevia
- Probiotic – 15+ billion
Sending U Good “Q”— Becca and Laura