This is a good look at my diet. There are foods I avoid. Doing so has reduced even totally eliminated inflammation I have suffered from in my past. If you have aches and pains and suffer from inflamed joints, you might be interested that how I eat has changed things…
I surely don’t want this extreme pain to recur. If I eat wrong food, it always resurfaces. It’s painful and not worth eating unhealthy food. Yes, snack and junk food tastes good, but that doesn’t mean it is good for you. As you eat healthier food, your taste buds will adjust and you will look forward to your new meal plan.
I don't think many people avoid foods I avoid, because they don't know there is a connection or association between ailments, conditions and diseases they are suffering from.
I don’t eat or use oil, dairy products, eggs, chocolate, nuts, any meat, shellfish and fish. I have also eliminated wheat, corn, rye, citrus fruits and tomatoes. These are well-known to be the most frequent causes of allergy within the vegetable kingdom. I do though eat strawberries, potatoes (even though they can cause problems in some of us) and blueberries only when I can buy them organic. I do cook lentils and eat peas once in a while.
Additionally, I avoid other nightshade vegetables like eggplant, peppers, certain spices like black pepper, tomatillo sauce and cucumbers.
- I do eat brown and basmati rice for lunch or dinner (even though, I am aware they have arsenic, cadmium and lead) But, you can substitute Quinoa and Millet. For some reason rice seems to absorb the bad stuff more than other grains
- I eat berries, bananas and cantaloupe in the morning and throughout the day if hungry
- I have a sliced potato fried without oil in morning
- Cooked (steamed) broccoli, spinach, kale, string beans or yellow squash for dinner
- I eat two large green salads a day with seeds like sunflower and pumpkin
- I avoid coffee and tea (even herbal can trigger inflammation)
- I eat warm rice and rice milk with some sugar at night
- I always make my own no oil salad dressings like Italian or rice vinegar
- I eat pinto beans with rice and salsa for lunch
- I often microwave russet potatoes and mash them up adding steamed kale or spinach for dinner
- I don’t do bottled sauces or condiments because you use less sodium when you use a salt shaker
Note- be sure to consult your doctor before you change your diet.