Every food group is divided into three categories:
- Highly beneficial foods – these are foods that act like Medicine
- Foods that are allowed – these are foods that are no harm to the blood type
- Foods that are not allowed – these are foods that can be harmful for you
Coconut oil has many beneficial effects on your digestive and immune system. You can also use this oil in cooking. Namely coconut oil tolerates high temperature, which means that it will not oxidize and get damaged as other vegetable oils.
In addition you should know that coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, above all lauric acid. This acid is very important for your liver and most importantly it is very easy to digest. The coconut oil will also boost your energy levels.
Coconut oil is also rich in good fats. These good fats have antimicrobial properties. This means that they will help you promote a healthy balance of good microbes in your digestive tract. Coconut oil can help you reduce carbohydrate and sugar cravings.
Same as the coconut oil, the avocados are also rich in healthy fats. These fats are mainly monounsaturated. In case you did not know, monounsaturated fats do not raise inflammation in the body like some omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats can. These fat will also improve the health and work of your arteries, and it will bring your blood pressure back to normal.
Avocados will also reduce your sugar cravings. Namely all you have to do is put some avocados in your lunch salad. This way you will feel full for longer, and therefore you will not feel the need to snack in the afternoons.
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the best anti-inflammatory foods are high in fat. What we are trying to say is that most of the natural fats are highly anti-inflammatory. On the other hand processed vegetables oils are high in omega 6 fats and that is why they are often pro-inflammatory.
Oily fish is rich in omega 3 fats. These fats promote the production of pain relieving prostaglandins (a type of hormone) in the body. What we are trying to say is that fish oil will help you alleviate painful conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps and fibromyalgia. Fish oil can also help you reduce the inflammation in your artery walls, and thus will help you reduce atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and blood clots.
Many fish are also a rich in selenium. Selenium is an excellent mineral that can be useful for individuals with autoimmune disease. Namely the selenium can help you reduce the production of auto-antibodies. This mineral is also crucial for glutathione production, and glutathione is the body’s own powerful antioxidant.
In addition, the selenium can also help your body to overcome many viral infections. Chronic, low grade viral infections are a common cause of ongoing fatigue and elevated inflammation.
Here are some oily fish that are rich in selenium and omega 3 fats: wild salmon, trout, mackerel, herrings, sardines, mullet and anchovies. However if you are not a fan of fish or you simply do not enjoy eating this type of fish, then you surely need to take a fish oil supplement and a selenium supplement.
Turmeric is a widely used, bright yellow, very mild flavored spice. You can buy this spice in every supermarket. You can add it to vegetable juices, stews and curries. What makes the turmeric so special is the active component called curcumin. Namely, curcumin is a fantastic natural pain reliever. In addition the curcumin has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin can also improve the work of your digestive system. It will relieve the bloating and indigestion.
Dark chocolate is one of the healthiest foods. However in order to experience all the benefits you need to pick a good quality dark chocolate. What we are trying to say is that you need to pick a chocolate that contains 85% cocoa or even higher.
Dark chocolates usually don’t have dairy products in them. Most of the dark chocolates are even soy lecithin free. At this point you should know that soy lecithin is genetically modified and it is harmful for your health.
In addition dark chocolates that have very high percentage of cocoa usually have small amount of sugar in them. The intense flavor in this type of chocolate usually prevents most people from overindulging. It’s just so rich that you can’t possibly consume too much.
The dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant polyphenols. These antioxidant polyphenols are extremely beneficial for you because they will help you neutralize all the free radicals in your body. Also they will help you boost levels of healthy HDL cholesterol in your body.
Usually people who suffer from the syndrome X, or insulin resistance have abnormally low levels of beneficial cholesterol in their blood. In the same time these people have too much of the wrong type of cholesterol. This condition can lead to arterial plaques.
At this point you should know that healthy food does not have to be tasteless and boring. Namely, there are delicious ways and foods that will reduce any inflammation in your body and improve your overall health.