The Anti-Inflammatory Diet


Try to eat only the following organically grown foods for 21 days.


Steamed vegetables:

The primary reason for using steamed vegetables is that steaming improves the utilization and/or availability of the nutrients in vegetables, and it reduces the initiating residue in the gut, allowing it to restore itself.

Eat a variety of the vegetables that you tolerate (except tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant).

Do not use aluminum cookware or a microwave.


Grains:

Eat one or two cups of cooked grains per day, choosing grains that you tolerate well.

Allowed grains are millet, basmati or brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, rye, and teff.

Other grain foods that may be eaten are rice crisps and wasa crackers.


Legumes:

Eat a variety of the following legumes, choosing those that you tolerate well.

Allowed legumes are split peas, lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, soy beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans, and aduki beans.


Fish:

Eat fish, preferably deep sea fish such as salmon, halibut, cod, sardines, tuna, and mackerel – no shellfish.

The fish should be poached, baked, steamed, or boiled.


Chicken:

Eat only white meat from free-range or organically grown chicken. Do not eat the skin.

The chicken should be baked, broiled, or steamed.


Fruit:

Eat 1 or 2 pieces of fruit (except citrus).


Sweeteners:

Very small amounts of maple syrup, rice syrup, barley syrup and honey may be used.

Absolutely no sugar, Nutrasweet, or any other sweetener is allowed.


Oils/Fats:


Coconut Oil, Avocado & Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Ghee, Organic Butter – add these as desired to foods.