Atlantic Salmon, farm-raised
1 1/3 tbsp
1 1/3 tsp
White flour, unbleached
Friday, November 23, 2012
Eating for Anti-Inflammatory Benefit: The IF Tracker
by Dr. Margaret Aranda
Just a short blurb here about the IF Tracker Ap. For $5.99, you enter each and every food or drink that you consume in a day. The IF Tracker then assigns an 'inflammatory' or...as the case may be, an "anti-inflammatory' number to each food you eat. I've been on the Low-Glycemic Index Diet for about two months now, and I don't think that I will ever go back to eating the way that I did before (that was a Pre-Diabetic diet, and No Thank You!) There are 2,200 foods pre-wired in to the Ap, and it is very user-friendly. How did I learn about it? From the Cenegenics Times quarterly Newsletter, of course.
For example, on Day One, I ended up with 1,200 positive points, only because I ate Atlantic salmon for dinner. Surprisingly, my boiled egg, yogurt, salad, and carrots did not add up to much on the anti-inflammatory roster. None of these foods do much to 'add' to the anti-inflammation aspects of your diet.
On Day Two, I ate salmon, carrots, and salad too, but this time I skipped items that did not land me in the 'positive' range. So at the end of the day, I could still drink my coffee with half-and-half, and wala! I'm 2,400 + points toward anti-inflammation.
I had no idea that peas, grapes, and papaya don't do much for me here. It's the Serrano peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, and fish that add in by adding a huge positive value to the roster. Especially the fish. Wow, I can't believe how good fish is for you, and after only two days of the IF Tracker, I'm hooked.
Here's my dinner tonight:
Add to the above: lox for breakfast with cup of coffee; almond snack; tuna salad with lettuce and tomatoes, zucchini, carrots.
My total IF Tracker points for the day? 2,479.
Calories = 1,104
Fat (g) = 72
Protein (g) = 79
Carbs (g) = 39
I'm loving this! I know that I still have a long way to go to really 'get' this, but hey, it's only Day Two!
The kids eat the whole plate, company raves aloud, and everyone feels great after a meal!
Here's the Menu:
Salmon and Olives, with Olive Sauce
Papaya and Tomato Salsa, Cilantro Bits
Baby Carrots, Garlic, Parsley, and Dill Weed
Mmmmm! This dinner is a keeper!
Articles by Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.:
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