Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial (food that acts like Medicine) Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a poison).
Turmeric has a very mild flavor and is responsible for the bright yellow tint of curry powder. You may also find fresh turmeric and sold fresh produce stores; it can be added to curries, stews or even vegetable juices. The active constituent of turmeric is called curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory actions and is a fantastic natural pain reliever. Curcumin also has benefits to the digestive system, and can help relieve bloating and indigestion.
Coconut oil has enormous benefits to your immune system and digestive system. It is also quite a heat stable fat, meaning it tolerates high temperatures of cooking well and does not become oxidized and damaged like most vegetable oils. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid, which is very easy to digest and your liver uses it easily for energy. The good fats and coconut oil have antimicrobial properties, and help to promote a healthy balance of good microbes in your digestive tract.
Oily fish is high in omega-3 fats, which promote the production of pain relieving prostaglandins (a type of hormone) in the body. This means fish oil can help to alleviate painful conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps and fibromylgia. By reducing inflammation in your artery walls, fish oil can help to reduce atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and blood clots. Most fish is also a rich source of the mineral selenium. Selenium is excellent for individuals with autoimmune disease because it can help reduce the production of auto-antibodies. Selenium is also necessary for glutathione production, and glutathione is the body’s own powerful antioxidant. The other benefit of selenium is it helps your body overcome viral infection. Chronic, low-grade viral infections are a common cause of ongoing fatigue and elevated inflammation.
Avocados are also full of healthy fats. In this case the fats are primarily monounsaturated. Monounsaturated fats do not raise inflammation in the body like some omega-6 polyunsaturated fats rich can. They are also beneficial for the health of your arteries, and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Putting some avocado in your salad for lunch can help you feel full for longer, therefore not feel the need to snack on candy in the afternoons.
Good quality dark chocolate is definitely a health food. By good quality I mean 85% cocoa or higher. Dark chocolate like this is usually free of dairy products, and some brands are even Friday free of soy lecithin, which is best avoided because it may be genetically modified. Chocolate with a very high cocoa content is also generally very low in sugar. The intense flavor and this type of chocolate usually prevents most people from overindulging. It’s just so rich that you can not possibly consume too much.
Healthy food does not have to be boring and tasteless food. There are many delicious ways to reduce inflammation in your body, and reap the health rewards.