Step by step guide on how to get started with an anti-inflammatory diet

Have you heard of the anti-inflammatory diet? It’s a big hype right now. And it should be.

Eating to support your immune system is a smart choice. After all, if properly supported it can do its job right and fight inflammation and prevent sickness.

Knowing what proper support means and how it looks like is important. Luckily it is easy to maintain. We will set the groundwork for an anti-inflammatory diet, today!

What to look for

Every year the Environmental Working group (EWG) releases a guide to pesticides in produce. It’s the Dirty Dozen list.You can find more information here.

Knowing which foods could overburden the body with pesticides is essential. Avoid buying foods that are conventionally grown. The fewer pesticides are in your body, the better it is for your health.

There are some food you want to buy organic only. There is no beating around the bush here. Watch for the organic labelling. The bar code that starts with a “9” indicates that it is organically grown. Conventionally grown food has the number “4” as their first digit of the bar code.

Here are the foods to buy organic in 2021:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, collards, mustard greens
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Cherries
  8. Peaches
  9. Pear
  10. Bell + Hot peppers
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

Using these organic foods, I have prepared a free meal plan for you with anti-inflammatory meals. Use this meal plan to get started right away to support your health.

You can download the plan here.

To take your anti-inflammatory eating to the next step, consider growing some of the foods yourself. Tomatoes grow well in small spaces. If you have a garden, grow spinach, celery, bell peppers, kale and collards. It will be fun!

Reach out to local farmers and ask them about their growing practices. If they grow organically, you hit the jackpot!

Most importantly, design your own style of feeding yourself and your family. Don’t outsource it to supermarkets and mass production facilities.

Anti-inflammatory eating starts with making a conscious choice to reclaim the power over your food intake.

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