Do's & Don't for reducing inflammation through nutrition.
Updated: Jan 1
Top 5 things to avoid
when trying to reduce inflammation.
Processed foods. They are usually high in sugar/salt and additives/preservatives.
Acidic foods Are pro-inflammatory. Includes stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, sugar, refined carbohydrates & fizzy drinks.
Gluten and dairy Where a known allergy or intolerance exists. Both are linked with increased inflammation so best avoided or severely reduced.
Red meat, grains and fried food
NSAIDs Weaken the GIT (gastrointestinal tract) lining causing leaky gut and in turn increasing inflammation.
Top 5 foods to eat to
1. Organic green leafy vegetables
2. Organic flaxseeds (also called linseeds)
3. Oily wild caught/sustainable fish (eg salmon, sardines)
4. Organic wild blueberries
5. Organic turmeric (fresh or dried)
Remember! The quality of your food matters. Always aim to have organic, pesticide free, chemical free & non GMO produce.
If you are struggling with inflammation and are unsure where to start with your diet make an appointment with our in house Nurtitional Medicine Practitioner, Bonita Phillips. Bonita specialises in developing personalised nutrition plans to address vitamin/mineral deficiencies, rebalance metabolism, improve digestion, strengthen the body’s detoxification organs, manage stress and enhance sleep.