Another balanced diet that is making the round lately is called Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet. The diet is relatively self explanatory. It was designed to help combat inflammatory conditions. The theory for this diet is that every sickness or disease causes an inflammation somewhere in the body and by reducing the amount of inflammation in the body we prevent certain diseases. This diet was designed to reduce the inflammation in one’s body as much as possible. It has been proven that inflammation is responsible for a wide range of physical diseases. For example, chronic inflammation has been linked to high blood pressure and heart attacks.
The goal is to eat a wide range of natural food products that have been known to reduce inflammation. Surprisingly, most of the food products are colorful. For example, berries, tomatoes, oranges, apples, lettuce, peppers, and other colorful vegetables. The diet also recommends avoiding processed water that can contain traces of chlorine and other toxins. Some peculiar products are allowed though, for instance, you are permitted to eat dark brown chocolate because it contains a high level of antioxidants. You will be presented with a large chart of food that is allowed under the diet, it is up to you to design your own meals. The average daily calorie consumption is between 2,000 and 3,000.