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“ I’m not fat, just inflamed”

By New You Editorial
Posted On Mar 08, 2021
“ I’m not fat, just inflamed”

Inflammation isn’t just making your body sick. It may also be preventing you from fitting into your skinny jeans. According to Andrew Weil, M.D., a pioneer in integrative medicine and author of True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure, inflammation may be the root of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s—not to mention that stubborn belly bulge. His recommendation? Rid your diet of inflammatory foods like polyunsaturated vegetable oils, partially hydrogenated fats, refined carbs, and sugars, red meat, and dairy. Stick to: olive oil, omega 3-rich foods (salmon and flax seeds), antioxidant-packed fruits (blueberries and pomegranates), fiber and protein-rich legumes (pinto beans), and veggies such as artichokes.