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 – not just right now, but always.

Eating to support your immune system so it can do its job properly and fight inflammation, is a smart decision for your entire life, not just when you get sick.

Knowing what that means and how that looks is important, but once you have spent some time and implemented it, it will run almost on its own.

Since you are reading this, I am going to help you get started and help you set the groundwork for your way of eating an anti-inflammatory diet, today!

Every year the Environmental Working group releases a guide to pesticides in produce, also called the Dirty Dozen list.

You can find more information here.

Knowing which foods could potentially overburden our body with the number of pesticides it is sprayed with is essential. You want to avoid buying foods that are conventionally grown.

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”, if you are in North America, tells you 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

Now that you know which foods to buy organic, I have made it easy and prepared a free meal plan for you with anti-inflammatory meals, so that you can 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 are especially good to grow, even in small spaces. If you have a garden, devote an area to growing spinach, celery, bell peppers, kale and collard and you are almost set to go.

Alternatively, you could also reach out to local farmers and ask them about their growing practices, and 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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