A number of foods we eat (or don’t eat) have caused inflammation in our bodies. Some scientists and doctors feel that inflammation plays an important part of our lives. For instance, getting too many Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in our diet helps our bodies to create more inflammation. Eating the heart-healthy fatty acids (from cold water fish like salmon and tuna) changes the ratio of Omega-6 EFAs to Omega-3 EFAs from 20-30:1 back down to 2-4:1. The smaller ratio is anti-inflammatory.
It is important to get our 5 to 9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables, as well as supplement our bodies with Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Co-Enzyme Q-10 (as Ubiquinol), Vitamin D-3 and selenium. Because our food supply is so deficient in natural nutrients (compared to 50 years ago), it is also necessary to supplement other nutrients too.