diet#Inflammation index (Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N):
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N Inflammation Free Diet Plan:
. author of the The Inflammation Free Diet Plan;
see her food inflammation index ratings
at NutritionData.self.com .
. she developed the IF Rating system in 2005,
as a way to estimate the anti/inflammatory potential
of foods and combinations of foods.
. her 2006 book, The Inflammation Free Diet Plan,
detailed how the IF Rating system is calculated,
and how to use it.
After the book and the IF Ratings were published,
NutritionData.com added the IF Ratings to the site
as part of its food and recipe analysis.
and added her as a nutrition advisor for ND.
have a reputation for being anti-inflammatory
because they are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
While this is true, what people often overlook is that
walnuts are even higher in omega-6 fatty acids.
a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats
While eating walnuts increases your intake of omega-3 fats,
it increases your intake of omega-6 fats even faster.
Although walnuts can be a great part of a
healthy, anti-inflammatory diet,
eating walnuts alone will not improve the
omega-6/omega-3 ratio of your diet.
. whole grains,
do contain some anti-inflammatory nutrients,
in particular zinc and folate.
But they also contain a lot of carbohydrates,
which tend to increase blood sugar,
which tends to exacerbate inflammation.