Anti-Inflammatory Food Guide Chart
SKU: BOOKS.:Anti-Inflammatory Food Guide
Why You Need It
The Anti-inflammatory Food Guide researched and written by Kathleen Cole ND, has been designed to help you shift your balance from an inflammatory diet to anti-inflammatory for better health.
Inflammation is considered a key mechanism in the development of many chronic diseases. Although acute inflammation is a necessary process in healing following an infection or injury, this same process can be over-stimulated and become a systemic chronic inflammation that can damage blood vessels and organs.
Our bodies produce substances which activate or calm the immune system as it reacts to nutrients, or irritants and toxins that can come from foods or other stresses on the body. A diet high in inflammatory chemicals such as those found in processed foods, transfats and refined sugar can lead to excessive production of inflammatory compounds.
But did you know that certain whole foods also produce an inflammatory response?
Eating foods with nutrients that produce more anti-inflammatory substances internally can dampen down an immune response. In fact, some foods which can cause inflammation can be part of a healthy diet and made less reactive by adding the herbs and spices or side dishes high in anti-inflammatory nutrients which counter the immune response.
The front of the chart clearly organizes groups of foods rated on the anti-inflammatory to inflammatory scale in an easy reference format to display on kitchen counter or fridge. It is laminated to ensure durability.
The back of the chart has detailed information covering important topics such as:
Defining Inflammation and Role of Nutrition in Controlling Inflammation
Discover the how the interaction between diet and immune function is a major factor in chronic illnesses
Dietary Factors That Determine The Inflammatory Scale
Covers how different kinds of protein foods, fats, sugars, processed as well as unprocessed whole foods of many types can affect our immune system - also how the glycemic index of foods affects the immune system
Role of Healthy Gut Bacteria in Controlling Inflammation
Explains how a healthy intestinal lining and gut flora are integral to a healthy immune system.
Cooking to Reduce Inflammation
Learn how the way you cook your food can affect how inflammatory a food is to the body.
Fats and Fatty Acids
Unwrap the myths surrounding fats and gain knowledge of what beneficial fats are good for the body and where to find them in foods
Environmental Toxins and Inflammation
Understand how a build-up of environmental toxins leads to inflammation and the ways in which detoxification and promoting healthy digestion can combat this.
A great visual and informative tool to help you . (SIZE: 500 x 285 mm, 19.75 in x 11.25 in)