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Eating Down InflammationWhat to eat, where to buy it, and how             to cook it…                          A lupus wor...
Inflammation• Inflammation: translated in Latin, means  “to set on fire.”• Inflammation is the body’s protective  response...
Inflammation and Lupus• The bodys inflammation response can be  triggered by a number of causes, including  an infection, ...
Inflammation and Lupus• Lupus involves chronic inflammation and is  considered an autoimmune disease. Your  body’s tissues...
Inflammation and Lupus• Because the antibodies and accompanying  cells of inflammation can involve tissues  anywhere in th...
Where Lupus Affects You            • Since lupus has the              potential to affect              various areas of th...
Inflammation and Nutrition• Consuming a  balanced diet  plentiful in fruits and  vegetables, whole and  varied nuts and  g...
Anti-InflammatoryFood Pyramid
Examples of Anti-Inflammatory          Foods- Vegetables•   Bell Peppers•   Bok Choy•   Broccoli•   Brussels Sprouts•   Ca...
Examples of Anti-Inflammatory             Foods- Fruits•   Cherries•   Apples•   Avocados•   Black Currants•   Blueberries...
Examples of Anti-Inflammatory            Foods- Nuts•   Almonds•   Flaxseed/Linseed•   Hazelnuts•   Sunflower Seeds•   Wal...
Examples of Anti-Inflammatory             Foods- Fish•   Cod•   Halibut•   Herring•   Oysters•   Rainbow Trout•   Salmon• ...
Foods to Avoid•   Dairy (processed cow’s milk products)•   Refined sugar (white sugar)•   Chemical sweeteners (Splenda, As...
How to spot processed foods…• It contains more than 5  ingredients.• If your great-  grandmother wouldn’t  recognize it….....
Tips on avoiding processed…• When shopping for  wholesome anti-  inflammatory foods,  try shopping the  outside perimeter ...
Best places to shop…• Farmer’s Markets• CSA’s (Community  Supported  Agriculture)• Trader Joe’s• Healthy Home  Market• Who...
Cooking!Techniques to best utilize an anti-inflammatory                       diet:                 • Steaming            ...
Cooking!• Eating fruits and       • Searing in minimal oil  vegetables raw is by      retains a high amount  far the best ...
Questions!
Resources•   Dr. Andrew Weil: http://www.drweil.com/•   Smart Nutrition: www.nutrition.gov•   LFA National Office www.lupu...
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  1. 1. Eating Down InflammationWhat to eat, where to buy it, and how to cook it… A lupus workshop by Amorette Reid Chef and Nutrition Specialist, Compass Group USA
  2. 2. Inflammation• Inflammation: translated in Latin, means “to set on fire.”• Inflammation is the body’s protective response to protect itself and remove harmful stimuli, to begin the healing process.• Inflammation can present itself in joints, muscles, and various parts of the body.
  3. 3. Inflammation and Lupus• The bodys inflammation response can be triggered by a number of causes, including an infection, a foreign body, decreased or compromised blood flow, extreme heat or cold, or radiation.• In lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the reaction produced during inflammation and repair can be exaggerated and harmful to the body.
  4. 4. Inflammation and Lupus• Lupus involves chronic inflammation and is considered an autoimmune disease. Your body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system.• People with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents.
  5. 5. Inflammation and Lupus• Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can involve tissues anywhere in the body, lupus has the potential to affect a variety of areas of the body.
  6. 6. Where Lupus Affects You • Since lupus has the potential to affect various areas of the body, many of which are in the digestive system, managing inflammation with diet has the potential to alleviate some discomforts as well as improve overall health.
  7. 7. Inflammation and Nutrition• Consuming a balanced diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables, whole and varied nuts and grains, and hydrated with water can reduce inflammation and alleviate insult on the body.
  8. 8. Anti-InflammatoryFood Pyramid
  9. 9. Examples of Anti-Inflammatory Foods- Vegetables• Bell Peppers• Bok Choy• Broccoli• Brussels Sprouts• Cabbage• Cauliflower• Chard• Collards• Fennel Bulb• Garlic• Green Beans• Green Onions/Spring Onions• Kale• Leeks• Olives• Spinach Veggies green or orange in color are• Sweet potatoes usually considered anti-inflammatory.• Turnip Greens
  10. 10. Examples of Anti-Inflammatory Foods- Fruits• Cherries• Apples• Avocados• Black Currants• Blueberries• Fresh Pineapple• Guavas• Kiwifruit• Lemons• Limes• Oranges• Papaya• Raspberries• Rhubarb• Strawberries• Tomatoes Fruits with bright vibrant colors are easy to spot as anti-inflammatory.
  11. 11. Examples of Anti-Inflammatory Foods- Nuts• Almonds• Flaxseed/Linseed• Hazelnuts• Sunflower Seeds• Walnuts• Oils of these nuts are also considered anti- inflammatory.
  12. 12. Examples of Anti-Inflammatory Foods- Fish• Cod• Halibut• Herring• Oysters• Rainbow Trout• Salmon• Sardines• Snapper Fish• Striped Bass Any fish that swims in cold water is• Tuna generally anti-inflammatory.• Whitefish
  13. 13. Foods to Avoid• Dairy (processed cow’s milk products)• Refined sugar (white sugar)• Chemical sweeteners (Splenda, Aspartame)• Red meat• Alcohol (exception: red wine)• Processed foods• Excessive salt
  14. 14. How to spot processed foods…• It contains more than 5 ingredients.• If your great- grandmother wouldn’t recognize it…..it might be processed.• It contains an ingredient that you can’t pronounce.• It comes in a well designed and colorful box.
  15. 15. Tips on avoiding processed…• When shopping for wholesome anti- inflammatory foods, try shopping the outside perimeter of the grocery store.• Processed foods are generally in the inner isles of the grocery store.
  16. 16. Best places to shop…• Farmer’s Markets• CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture)• Trader Joe’s• Healthy Home Market• Whole Foods• Harris Teeter
  17. 17. Cooking!Techniques to best utilize an anti-inflammatory diet: • Steaming • Searing • Raw eatingSuch cooking techniques preserve the quality of the foods and allow the maximum amount of vitamins into your body.
  18. 18. Cooking!• Eating fruits and • Searing in minimal oil vegetables raw is by retains a high amount far the best way to of healthy fats in fish, prevent loss of making it easy for nutrients and to your body to use. retain anti- • Searing also is usually inflammatory done for a short vitamins. amount of time, so• Steaming vegetables vitamins and minerals retains a fair amount are preserved. of nutrients.
  19. 19. Questions!
  20. 20. Resources• Dr. Andrew Weil: http://www.drweil.com/• Smart Nutrition: www.nutrition.gov• LFA National Office www.lupus.org• LFA Piedmont Chapter: www.lupuslinks.org – 877-849-8271 ext. 1 or info@lupuslinks.org• Books to check out – Lupus Recovery Diet by Jill Harrington – Power Nutrition for Your Chronic Illness: A Guide to Shopping, Cooking and Eating to Get the Nutrition Edge
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