What You'll Eat
On this Mediterranean-inspired diet, you’ll fill up on fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, oily fish (or fish-oil supplements), and exotic ingredients like cooked Asian mushrooms and special varieties of tea. You’ll aim for a varied diet and strive to consume organic foods and a rainbow of colors for broad nutrients. Along with a steady supply of oily fish, you’ll get your protein primarily from vegetable sources, such as organic, whole soy foods, in which the entire soybean is used. You’ll be eating healthy fats, like extra-virgin olive oil, which you’ll use for cooking your “al dente” pasta. (Soft-cooked noodles can spike blood sugar, Weil says.) Plus, you’re allowed rare indulgences of red wine and plain dark chocolate.
In Weil’s cookbook True Food, you’ll find a range of recipes that meet the principles of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet. A simple Web search, however, can lead to other books and resources on this approach to eating.
Last updated by Rachel Pomerance Berl | January 03, 2014