Emerging evidence is indicating that inflammation plays an important role in all stages of the atherosclerotic process Inflammatory biomarkers, such as C-reactive protein, predict cardiovascular disease Systemic Inflammation is related to other diseases: dyslipidemia, type II diabetes, and oxidative stress
Smoking Injury Infection High-fat diet Saturated fat Trans fat Being overweight or obese
• You are already starting habits that have anti-inflammatory results• CHIP’s principles are a core part of an anti-inflammatory diet
Primarily plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts Olive and canola oil in the place of butter Herbs and spices instead of salt Limited meat intake Recent study: increased compliance with these principles was associated with a 51% reduction in colorectal cancer risk Also: benefits in regard to markers of cardiovascular disease risk and type II
A study by:Helen Hermana M. HermsdorffM. Angles ZuletItziar Abeteand J. Alredo MartinezA study assessing a legume-restricted diet vs. a legume-baseddiet on metabolic and inflammatory changes, accompanying weight loss.
Excessive body fat is associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis The chronic inflammation caused has been connected with the development of: Insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and atherosclerosis
Examples:• Black beans• Pinto beans• Chickpeas• Edamame Legumes are a class of• Fava beans vegetables that• Lentils includes• Lima• Kidney beans beans, peas, and lentils.
Legumes are foods containing important nutritional and functional factors in health maintenance and disease treatment Vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, phytochemicals and other factors Certain legumes have been associated with diet quality: lower fat, vegetable protein, lowering cholesterol
Legume nutrition: Higher fiber content Lower saturated fatty acid Significantly lower cholesterol intake during intervention period Increase in magnesium and potassium intake
Legume health benefits: Reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure Reduction in total cholesterol Decreased inflammatory marker concentrations Greater weight loss and significant improvement in some metabolic features Reduction of risk for colorectal cancer
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