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Sam Cannons
03-13-2008, 05:35 PM
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20mq.html ?

I am totally reading this wrong ?

Mike ODonnell
03-13-2008, 06:04 PM
Their rating is based on:

IF Positives
This food contains known anti-inflammatory nutrients, including Monounsaturated Fat, Selenium, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Folate.

IF Negatives
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
http://books.google.com/books?id=Z_kueEFK0f0C&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=chili+peppers+folate&source=web&ots=hujmF8AfmM&sig=zzgYvLKTASUAmQuBQ39-CbhE8IU&hl=en

Garrett Smith
03-13-2008, 06:08 PM
Sam,
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...