This food chart is divided into three categories to simply show you how easy it is to identify what food is best for you. The first group is “highly beneficial” and these are the foods that act like medicine. The second group is “foods allowed” and these are the foods that can do no harm to your blood type. And the third group is “foods not allowed” and these are the foods that act like a poison.
Consumption of coconut oil can give as a lot of benefits, for our immune system and for our digestive system. Coconut oil can also tolerate high temperature cooking because it is quite a heat stable fat. This means that it does not become oxidized and damaged like most of the other vegetable oils.
Lauric acid is one of the medium chain fatty acids that can be found in coconut oil, which are very easy to digest and our liver can use it easily for energy. Coconut oil contains the good fats that have antimicrobial properties and they help to promote a healthy balance of good microbes in our digestive tract. This oil is really magical. If you include it in your diet regularly it can help to greatly reduce sugar and carbohydrate your cravings.
Avocados also contain a lot of healthy fats. Here the fats are usually primarily monounsaturated and they don’t raise inflammation in the body like some of the omega-6 rich polyunsaturated fats do. These fats are even beneficial for the health of our arteries and can maintain healthy blood pressure. So after all facts that you just read, putting avocados in your salad for lunch you can achieve all these benefits. Avocados can also make you feel full for longer and there will be no need to have snacks between meals.
Foods that are high in fat are usually the best anti-inflammatory things you can consume. This means that the most natural fats are highly anti-inflammatory. And the processed vegetables oils that are high in omega-6are often pro-inflammatory.
The production of pain relieving prostaglandins can be promoted by omega-3 fats. These fats can be found in oily fish which means this oily fish can help to alleviate painful conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps and fibromyalgia. Fish oil can also help to reduce atherosclerosis and blood clots. Besides the fats, this oil also contains high levels of mineral selenium. Our body needs selenium when we have autoimmune disease because it can reduce the production of auto-antibodies. Our body also uses selenium for production of glutathione which is the body’s own powerful antioxidant. Selenium can also be used in cases of overcoming viral infections.
To get the omega-3 fats you should consume oily fish like wild salmon, trout, mackerel, herrings, sardines, mullet and anchovies. If you can’t consume them regularly, just start taking fish oil supplement and a selenium supplement instead.
We all know how turmeric looks and how beneficial can be for our body. Besides its spice form, you can find fresh turmeric in fresh produce stores too. You can use it in curries, stews or even vegetable juices. Turmeric is widely known because of its active constituent called curcumin. This substance has powerful anti-inflammatory actions and it can be a fantastic natural pain reliever. This spice can also benefit our digestive system and help relieve the bloating of our belly and indigestion.
Who thought that chocolate can be healthy? We can consider dark chocolate as a really healthy food. This means that the healthy chocolates are the ones that have 85% cocoa or more. Usually these types of chocolates are made without dairy products and some of them are even free of soy lecithin which may be genetically modified. Dark chocolate is also very low in sugar.
Dark chocolate has an antioxidant polyphenols which help to neutralize free radicals in your body and can help to boost levels of the healthy HDL cholesterol. When it comes to this healthy HDL cholesterol, many people that have syndrome X, or insulin resistance have abnormally low levels of beneficial cholesterol and that can cause arterial plaques. This is why it is important to increase the levels of the healthy HDL cholesterol levels in your body.
Almost every person thinks that healthy food is boring. But this doesn’t have to be true because we can use these healthy foods in different combinations and in the same time reduce inflammation and reap the health rewards.