The anti-inflammatory diet
The anti-inflammatory diet is the hottest new eating plan among Hollywood stars. The diet is said to operate on a biochemical level, designed to neutralize inflammation that occurs inside the human body. According to Fox News, the regimen boasts range of benefits including a slimmer waist, a clearer mind, fewer cravings, and better skin.
Eating high levels of saturated fats, trans fats, and refined sugars will set off a series of reactions in the body. The “bad fat” triggers the liver to release chemicals to fight the toxins, which causes inflammation. When this occurs, the glucose in food will not be able to be transported to your cells while the body is inflamed. This cycle will often leave you hungry and fatigued.
Jackie Keller is the Los Angeles–based founder of the NutriFit meal-delivery service, who manages anti-inflammatory diet plans for famous actors and actresses such as Channing Tatum, Penelope Cruz, and Charlize Theron. She says, “The more inflammation you have, the less efficiently you’re using your calories, so you eat more and feel worse.” says Cellular inflammation can stiffen up your arteries, causes skin breakouts, and makes you more prone to heart disease and cancer, according to Fox.
“Not all of my clients understand the science,” Keller said. “But they feel better and they find it easier to lose weight, and that’s what matters.”
“Because we’re eating so many processed foods, inflammation is a bigger problem than ever before,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian and wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic. “This diet is partly about what you don’t eat—saturated fats, trans fats, and sugar—and a lot about what you do eat.”
The diet relies heavily on unsaturated fats in fish and olive oil. Additonally, produce packed with phytonutrients, such as deeply colored fruits and vegetables, will help neutralize inflammation. Herbs and spices such as quercetin in garlic, gingerol in ginger, cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon, and curcumin in turmeric may also play a significant role in fighting inflammation, according to Kirkpatrick.