View Full Version : Peppers- "strongly anti-inflammatory"
03-13-2008, 06:35 PM
I am totally reading this wrong ?
03-13-2008, 07:04 PM
Their rating is based on:
This food contains known anti-inflammatory nutrients, including Monounsaturated Fat, Selenium, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Folate.
This food contains known inflammatory nutrients, including Arachidonic Acid and Saturated Fat.
you can read more about them here...I'm a fan of them
03-13-2008, 07:08 PM
From The IF Rating™ System (http://www.nutritiondata.com/help/inflammation):
Monica Reinagel, a noted nutritional researcher, is the creator of the IF (Inflammation Factor) Rating™ system. Before creating her system, she spent years studying systemic inflammation, and compiled data from hundreds of different research studies. Her system considers the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects of more than twenty separate nutrients. In ND's opinion, this rating system is the most sophisticated approach to date for predicting the inflammatory effects of foods.
I liken this "approach" to those who look at wheat and say it is full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, so therefore it is very healthy--all the while being ignorant or denying the existence of anti-nutrients, lectins, evolutionary biology, etc. This person bases their system on 20+ nutrients, which means that hundreds, thousands, maybe millions, are ignored.
Talk to anyone who has black-boxed nightshades, particularly peppers, and found them extremely pro-inflammatory to get their opinion of her "system".
Remember what opinions are like...
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