reduce inflammation with low glycemic foods

Reduce Inflammation with a Low Glycemic Diet

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Need another reason to choose low glycemic foods? How about to reduce inflammation – a cornerstone of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Reduce Inflammation Enjoying Delicious, Healthy Foods

The Nurses’ Health Study evaluated the diets of 732 healthy women using a food frequency questionnaire. The study compared women consuming a “Prudent” pattern diet- higher intakes of fruit, vegetables, legumes, fish, poultry, and whole grains, with those consuming a “Western” pattern diet, characterized by higher intakes of processed meats, sweets, desserts, French fries, and refined grains.

Researchers found the “Prudent” pattern was inversely associated with levels of CRP, while the Western pattern showed a positive relation with CRP, interleukin 6 and other factors of inflammation.

Reduce inflammation and keep your blood sugar in check by centering your meals around antioxidant and fiber-rich beans and veggies complimented by organic proteins.


About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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