Anti-Inflammatory Diet


With all the diets out there it's hard to know which one is right for you. For certain conditions, Dr. Rosen recommends an anti-inflammatory diet as part of the treatment. This can be difficult, but helpful in managing chronic inflammation. Serious illness, like heart disease, cancers, Alzheimer's, arthritis and more, can be triggered or exacerbated by inflammation. While stress, lack of exercise, smoking and exposure to toxins can contribute, an unhealthy diet is the biggest source of prolonged inflammation.

Here's what to eat, and what to avoid, to help fight inflammation in the body.


Foods to  Eat

  • Fresh and frozen fruit (not citrus)
  • Fruit juices with no added sugar
  • Non-gluten grains: quinoa, millet, rice, amaranth, tapioca, wheat berries, buckwheat and oats
  • All legumes: beans, lentils and organic soy
  • All fresh fish
  • Chicken and turkey
  • Wild game
  • Health oils: olive, flaxseed, coconut, almond and grapeseed
  • All spices and herbs
  • All vegetables, fresh or frozen (except nightshades)
  • Brown rice syrup, maple syrup and stevia for sweeteners
  • Herbal tea and water

Foods to Avoid

  • All citrus fruits
  • Dried fruits
  • Beef, pork, sausage and cold cuts
  • Eggs
  • Gluten grains: wheat, barley, rye, spelt and kamut
  • Peanuts and pistachios
  • All dairy: milk, cheese, butter and yogurt
  • Nightshade vegetables: potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers
  • Margarine, shortening and canola oil
  • Alcohol, soda, sweetend fruit juices and coffee
  • Sugar and corn syrups
  • Processed foods with additives, colorings, MSG, and nitrates

Food can be the best medicine for treating illness. Call Dr. Rosen with any questions or to schedule and appointment at (541) 388-3804.


Karla Diaz Cano