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Idiot's Guides: The Anti-Inflammation Diet, Second Edition by Heidi McIndoo MS RD LDN, Dr. Dr. P. Cannon

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CHAPTER5

How the Diet Works

In This Chapter

  • A look at the Healthy Eating Pyramid
  • Connecting the pyramid to the anti-inflammation diet
  • The importance of antioxidant-rich carbs and phytochemicals
  • Why trigger and inflammatory foods are bad for you
  • Anti-inflammation diet recipes

The seven principles of the anti-inflammation diet we presented in Chapter 4 draw on the best available research about diet and inflammation. The diet emphasizes cutting down on foods that foster inflammation and stepping up those that fight inflammation. It also emphasizes the importance of losing any excess fat, which contributes to inflammation.

In this chapter, we explore ...

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