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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Part 1: Getting Started

(Andrew Weil, M.D.) Want to prevent inappropriate inflammation, reduce the risk of age-related diseases, and promote optimum health at any age? Then try the Dr. Weil-recommended anti-inflammatory diet. By aiming for variety, including as much fresh food as possible, minimizing processed and fast foods, and making vegetables and fruits the foundation of your meals, you will be well on your way. Here are some simple steps to get you started:
·         Step One: Look at your carbs. The majority of carbohydrates in your diet should be in the form of less-refined, less-processed foods with a low glycemic load…
·         Step Two: Replace your cooking oil. Instead of safflower, soy, sunflower, corn, cottonseed or mixed vegetable oils, or margarine, use extra-virgin olive oil as your main cooking oil…
·         Step Three: Decrease your consumption of animal protein…
·         Step Four: Eat more fiber.
Community: Inflammation is behind all of the diseases of aging, including heart disease, cancer, and cognitive decline. How convenient is it that the same actions can prevent, delay, or reduce the severity of so many ailments?
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