Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pork over Chicken

Charlotte is CRAZY for beets. She loves eating them. So wierd to me because I open the can & immediately smell DIRT. Its like a wiff of earth & maybe a little bit of concrete. ick :) But the girl loves them, so I have been doing some research tonight on anti-inflammatory diets to make sure that beets were ok for her.
Beets are an excellent food for anti-inflammatory diets. Beets are high in Vitamin C & are RED! The pigments in brightly colored fruits, vegetables and berries contain many phytochemicals that have antiinflammatory properties. One example is quercetin, which is found in apple and red onion skins and has strong antiinflammatory properties.
Thank goodness berry season is coming & Charlotte LOVES them - Berries are also a great food choice, especially blueberries and strawberries which are packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and anti-oxidants.

Listen up regular people w/out health issues :) Want to slow down the aging process? They say to incorporate an anti-inflammatory food into every meal for great benefits!
Whole fruits and vegetables are important to eat for their vitamins, minerals, and natural antioxidants, however some vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant may actually make pain from inflammation worse. These vegetables are part of the nightshade family of plants and contain a chemical alkaloid called solanine. Solanine can trigger pain.

Here's a quiz for you to see if you know about other anti-inflammatory foods:

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Wow. Charlotte must be "in tune" with her body and knows what she needs! Beets - ugh! I don't care for them, either! My dad likes to eat them with hard boiled eggs that have been colored/marinated in the juice!

Charlotte is such a doll! Love her little dollhouse in the background!

Lisa Milton said...

I think it's great you are trying the anti-inflammatory diet; that quiz was enlightening.

(She is super cute.)