Inflammation Is the Root of Most Diseases!!
Too much inflammation in the body can cause or contribute to the following…
- leaky gut,
- crohns disease
- irritable bowel syndrome
- rheumatoid arthritis
- heart disease
- alzheimers disease and even cancer
The goal for The Get Lean Club would be to move toward an anti-inflammatory diet which is commonly known as the Mediterranean diet and move away from overly processed foods that are prevalent in Western cultures. (good old USA)
A Mediterranean diet is comprised of plenty of vegetables, fresh fruits in moderation, and an abundance of omega-3 foods like fish and certain leafy greens.
Here is a list of some of the the best Anti-Inflammatory foods:
Leafy Greens Pineapple
Bok Choy Salmon (preferably wild)
Celery Chia and Flax Seeds
Cod Liver Oil Brussel Sprouts
Foods to avoid:
- Trans Fats (Fried foods, cookies, donuts, crackers)
- Omega-6 fatty acids, found in: corn, safflower, sunflower, soy, peanut, and vegetable oils; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings
- White flour products
- MSG (often found in Asian cuisine, fast food, deli meats)
- Gluten, found in: wheat, rye, barley, and any foods made with these grains
- Casein, found in: whey protein products.
- Aspartame, the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke and many other products (even gum!)
- Perhaps even Nightshade Veggies (which I wrote about here)
- Red meat in moderation (buy it organic, grass fed and without chemicals or additives)
What else can you do to avoid inflammation?
Give intermittent fasting a try along with an anti-inflammatory diet! There has been some research on the positive impact of intermittent fasting helping prevent chronic inflammation, especially with reversing rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension (high blood pressure). 
Have a great weekend!! Let me know if you have any questions!
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