An anti-inflammatory diet includes whole, unprocessed foods. Clean sourced protein, organic, non-GMO vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats are the basis of an anti-inflammatory diet.
Clean sources of protein are grass-fed meats, pasture-raised, organic chicken and eggs, and wild-caught fish. People with low kidney function may need to limit the amount of protein in their diets. Additionally, the phosphorus in animal foods is more easily absorbed in our bodies.
Healthy fats to include on an anti-inflammatory diet are those found in coconut, olives, avocados, and their oils and in grass-fed butter and ghee. Because of avocados’ high potassium content, you should limit or avoid avocados if you have kidney disease.
Low-carbohydrate, colorful vegetables and small amounts of low-glycemic fruits are essential to an anti-inflammatory diet. Low-carbohydrate vegetables to include are cauliflower, cabbage, mushrooms, yellow squash, leeks, shallots, cucumbers, and asparagus.
Berries, grapefruits, limes, lemons, and granny smith apples are all low-glycemic fruits. Vegetables and fruits are high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants and phytonutrients which are great for kidney health.