What are the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet? Let’s talk about it.
An anti-inflammatory diet is a diet that does not promote inflammation.
Studies show that diets high in saturated fats and sugar increase inflammation of the cardiovascular system, promote diabetes, increase the risk of stroke, dementia, and contribute to aging.
An anti-inflammatory diet is plant-based, rich in a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This diet is low glycemic, avoiding sweets and starches, especially the white carbs – white flour, white rice, white potatoes, and pasta. Polyunsaturated fats make up 25-30% of an anti-inflammatory diet, especially those that are rich in omega threes. The basis of the diet is olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and fatty fish which are rich in omega3 fatty acids.
Be sure you’re getting adequate protein to maintain and build lean body mass.
The benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet include:
- Lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attack
- Lower risk of metabolic diseases including diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome
- Lower risk of obesity
- Lower risk of arthritis
- Much more graceful aging
This type of diet can actually help to keep your hormones in better balance.
Diets that are rich in saturated fats, low in vegetables, high in high glycemic index carbohydrates are pro-inflammatory and have been shown to cause hormonal imbalance. That’s because your hypothalamus c is very sensitive to your nutrition, toxins, and inflammation.
A plant-based, PUFA-rich anti-inflammatory diet is going to be high in antioxidants, which protects your hypothalamus. Micro inflammation in the hypothalamus creates hormonal imbalances and is a contributor to dementia as well as other neurological conditions.
Hypothalamus microinflammation contributes to central obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Hypothalamus microinflammation creates sex hormone imbalances, leading to polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility. hypogonadism, premature ovarian failure, as well as hypothyroidism, and adrenal issues. An anti-inflammatory diet is critical to maintaining your hormonal health as well as preventing chronic illnesses.
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Hypothalamus and anti inflammatory diet https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6717768/