The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Cookbook: No Hassle 30-Minute Recipes to Reduce Inflammation, by Madeline Given, Rockridge Press, 2017, paperback, 208 pages.
“The food we eat matters,” writes Jennifer Lang, MD, in the foreword to this terrific new anti-inflammatory diet cookbook. Processed foods, along with “chemical exposures, a sedentary lifestyle, and chronic stress,” contribute to inflammation, causing pain and discomfort for millions of people. Madeline Given, a holistic nutritionist, presents an easy-to-follow anti-inflammatory diet filled with flavorful, nutrient-rich recipes, each of which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. After an introductory chapter that includes advice on which foods fight inflammation and which ones worsen it, she presents a range of recipes: breakfast foods, snacks, salads, vegan and vegetarian options, seafood, poultry and meat dishes, and desserts. “Within days to weeks of instituting an anti-inflammatory diet, most people find some relief from symptoms,” writes Lang. “And turning this way of eating into a lifestyle can help you prevent inflammation-driven conditions and achieve the optimal health and vibrancy you deserve.”