Are you getting tired of ever-changing dietary advice? It’s no wonder. It seems every few months there’s a new “must do” and more things not to do. That said, when updated research gives us fresh and encouraging avenues to health, it’s worth taking time to consider them.
We know that reducing inflammation is important for brain health. The gut-brain connection is well documented, and gut inflammation has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Tourette syndrome, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other conditions.
Some categories of foods are known to increase inflammation. Examples are fried foods (like French fries); red meat; shortening and margarine; refined carbohydrates, foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, excessive alcohol intake, sweets and sodas, and processed meats.
So–what dietary tools do we have to reduce inflammation?