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An anti-inflammatory diet for fibromyalgia

How many times have we heard of the value of omega-3? This is because it has an anti inflammatory effect on the body, meaning it reduces inflammation.  Many people believe that it is inflammation that increases as we age and causes many chronic conditions.
Other things that are anti inflammatory are:
  • All fruits and vegetables except the nightshade family - egg plant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes,  - which should be avoided in all inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  •  A low fat diet, reducing saturated fat by eating less butter, cream, high-fat cheese and fatty meats,
  • A high protein diet
  • Reducing Wheat and other grains especially refined carbohydrates such as white flour and white pasta. Many people are gluten sensitive and should not eat wheat, barley, rye or oats.
  • Reducing or eliminating sugar
  • Reducing refined and processed foods such as chips
SO WHAT CAN I EAT ON AN ANTI INFLAMMATORY DIET?
Fruit and vegetables (except nightshades)
Fish especially sardines, salmon
Eggs
Nuts especially almonds, cashews and walnuts
Flaxseeds and other seeds like pepitas and sunflower seeds
Extra-virgin olive oil
Whole grains such as brown rice
All beans and legumes such as lentils and split peas
Yoghurt
Seaweeds
Soy foods such as tofu, tempeh and soy milk

PHOTO: Appetizer: salmon, yoghurt dip on wholegrain crispbread.
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10 comments:

  1. It is so exciting to see you sharing this important information with your community. I just launched my book called Meals That Heal Inflammation that includes 120 recipes and an extremely detailed anti-inflammatory chart.

    Check out www.juliedaniluk.com for tons of anti-inflammatory recipes and tips:-)

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    1. Julie what a great resource. Thank you so much.

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  2. Hello! Just to let you know I have nominated you for an award called The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers! To accept and see what its all about click on the link below.
    Congratulations and keep up the great blog! :)

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    1. Michelle thanks so much - what an honour, I do appreciate it.

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  3. I'm stopping by from Healthline. Congratulations on being one of the 21 Best Fibromyalgia 2012 blogs.
    I've been incorporating many anti-inflammatory foods since quitting pain meds last August.
    And for me, they do help alittle. After 12 years of living in severe chronic pain from numerous nerve pain conditions, a little bit less is music to my ears.

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    1. I have been in a major fibro fog and missed this wonderful message. Wonderful because you have given up pain meds, amazing Berry! and amazing as I received an award and did not know it.

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  4. I am regular reader, how are you everybody? As you will see if you visit my site I am very interested in diet and health. You might be interested in the anti inflammatory foods in my article Different Kinds of Foods That Give You Energy. Best Wishes,

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  5. Kristy Alfons10:33 PM

    They are like panacea while yоu are in an inflammatory state which is overwhelming

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  6. Thanks for sharing the post. It was really helpful.

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