Nutrition & Inflammationwellnessmama | November 6, 2017 - 4:01 AM Diet/Nutrition
I've been working hard to control to my inflammation/arthritis strictly through whole food nutrition. Curious if anyone else is on a similar path or would like more info?3 Likes
November 6, 2017 - 7:45 PM
Hi all! I had never heard of having an anti-inflammatory diet before my spine imploded several months ago, so I am pretty new to it, but definitely feeling the difference.
My readings let me to some basic starting points:
1. Eat nuts like almonds2. Do not eat meat or dairy3. Do not eat Gluten (that's easy, I am allergic to gluten/wheat and corn!)4. Try for 8-9 servings of fruits and veggies a day. 5. Eat fatty fish like salmon and tuna
I actually wrote a blog about this, which you can see at, titled, "Banana Ice Cream Doesn't Suck." Because my anti-inflammatory diet let me to finding new ways to enjoy things like ice cream without the added sugar. Banana ice cream is STUPID EASY if you have a food processor. So for sure check that out if you're an ice cream fiend like I am.
Sometimes if I think about it all at once, it becomes daunting and overwhelming, so I tried to really nail down one meal at a time and go from there.
For breakfast every day, I have a smoothie that I make with almond milk -- it's made with a vegan protein shake powder, a vegan superfoods freeze dried greens powder, and frozen blueberries (anti-inflammatory and low glycemic!) I throw in a couple of tablespoons of hemp seeds as well. This shake keeps me full, it meets all the anti-inflammatory requirements, and I get almost all the recommended servings of fruits and veggies just from that.For lunch, something I might make is a sweet potato baked in the microwave in my potato bag. Then I'll top it with a smashed up avocado, and maybe some kale that I've sauteed in vegan butter with some garlic. SUPER filling meal, lots of good healthy fats, and meets the anti-inflammatory goals.Dinner is tougher but we're trying for things like salmon and asparagus foil wraps cooked in the oven. Last week we made curry lentils in the crock pot that we ate off of for a few days.I'm a sugar addict and a food addict -- it's how I deal with my emotions. So keeping lots of fruits on hand and eating them, including the banana ice cream, helps keep me on track better for the no added sugar bit.