With growing evidence that prolonged inflammation influences the course of many diseases, including Alzheimer’s, there is no doubt that diet is an important factor. The following are healthy ways to reduce inflammation through diet, courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging:
- Eat a diet rich in omega-3s, including wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flaxseed and walnuts.
- Incorporate plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables into your meals.
- Reduce your intake of polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as sunflower, corn and safflower oils), replacing them instead with extra virgin olive oil.
- Use healing spices in your cooking: turmeric, ginger and red pepper can add zing to meals and are all naturally anti-inflammatory.
We have a couple of phrases we use all the time with our patients:
- Don’t eat anything that comes in a box, bag, can or wrapper.
- If it runs across your path, swims in a stream, grows from the ground, or falls from a tree, eat it.
- Eat beans.
If you have any questions about healthy eating, inflammation, or supplements, please call (303) 756-9355 and ask to speak with Dr. Moyer or Sarah King.