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Anti-Inflammatory Meals for Your Bodybuilding Wants

Dear M & F,
My doctor told me that I have a strong inflammation in my body. He wants me to take prescription drugs, but I'm not feeling well about it. Can you help?
Richard D.L., KS

It hurts me to hear from doctors who write prescriptions so fast, but never think about dieting when dealing with ailments. I do not suggest that you ignore the doctor's advice, but chances are good that your inflammation can be significantly alleviated by optimizing your eating habits with these anti-inflammatory foods.

If I look at your old diet, I would first deepen the milk you drink. A large percentage of the population can not tolerate pasteurized dairy products and promotes an allergic (and highly inflammatory) reaction. Also drop the bread as gluten may have a similar effect. Also, avoid sugar, one of the worst inflammatory agents. In your second meal, replace the sesame oil with macadamia nut or avocado oil. Sesame oil has a horrible ratio of 45: 1 omega-6 to omega-3 fats, and high levels of omega-6 have been shown to cause inflammation. You generally need more monounsaturated fats, so add almond butter as well.

Tuna is a staple food for bodybuilders, but salmon has as much muscle building potential and contains more omega-3 fatty acids. Green beans are healthy, but Brussels sprouts contain more natural anti-inflammatories.

As far as your post-workout meal is concerned, simple sugar sources will produce the insulin levels you need to recover. Whole carbohydrate sources are better in your case. Have some whole oats with blueberries and cherries. Berries are elite soldiers in the fight against inflammation.

Richard's old diet

Meal 1
½ cup oat with brown sugar
1 tablespoon of flaxseed
1 cup of 2% milk
2 slices of seven-grain toast
Meal 2
25 g whey protein isolate
1 tbsp. Sesame oil
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Meal 3
6 ounces of tuna
1 medium potato
1 cup of green beans

Meal 4 (before training)

6 ounces organic lean beef
1 medium sweet potato

Meal 5 (after training)

50 g whey protein isolate
25 g of dextrose
25 g of maltodextrin

Richards new diet

Meal 1
1 cup organic yogurt
or kefir sweetened with stevia
1 handful of dark berries
½ cup of gluten-free oats
2 slices of gluten-free bread
Meal 2
25 g whey protein isolate
1 tbsp macadamia nut oil
1 tbsp almond butter
Meal 3
6 oz Wild Alaskan Salmon
½ cup brown rice
1 cup of Brussels sprouts

Meal 4 (before training)

6 ounces of organic grass beef
1 medium sweet potato
1 teaspoon organic butter

Meal 5 (after training)

50 g whey protein isolate
½ cup blueberries
½ cup of cherries
½ cup of gluten-free oats

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